sunfish

New Zealand

Hi! I’m a 16 year old Pākehā New Zealander who is in love with the sea. Also I write on occasion :)

The Writer’s Handbook

August 21, 2020

PROMPT: YOU, The Writer

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A How-To Guide in Writing Sporadically

Step 1. Find motivation only at inconvenient times, like when you’re in a meeting, on the bus ride home from school (where you’ll feel ill if you try and write), or when you’re just drifting off to sleep.
Step 2. On the off chance you actually do find the time and place to sit down and write, read through the prompts or study (and be distracted by) the world around you.
Step 3. Grasp at an idea. Allow a thousand words to fill your mind, and carefully funnel them off into sensible sentences. Your brain will hand you letters faster than you can figure out their meaning. Acknowledge this, embrace it, and know that those stray sentences will visit again.
Step 4. Tuck the story away into a side compartment of your memory and imagination, and carry on with your day. 
Step 5. Repeat.

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