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Next, make sure you are able to retain your daydreaming and concentration as one event goes after another. This state is now called "alpha state". According to Judith Tramayne-Barth, this is place between consciousness and sleep. Time stands still when you are in this state. Words keep coming to you until you start to feel pain in your legs and in your waist and then you suddenly flick consciousness and you become flabbergasted because you've not only written one or two pages but five or more without even knowing it!
The next key would be to practice flipping in and out of "alpha state". You can do this by rereading what you've written and internalizing it as if it was your first time. It might take you time, as much as hours or even days before you are able to go to your "alpha state" again but once you're adept at going into zone, it would only be a matter of minutes before you start writing a new dialogue.
So, you've finished your story! Now it's time to do final touch-ups. There is still one last thing that you need to do. Yea, you guessed it. You need to check entire story again for spelling, punctuations, grammar, correct word usage and coherence. You might even need to revise it a few times before you are able to arrive with final output. But don't fret, it's not much work really compared to writing entire novel. What's important is you now have your own novel, written by yourself, using your very own imagination. How much more proud could you get?
Rachelle Arlin Credo is a 21-year old entrepreneur and part-time writer. Formerly a contributing scribe to The Freeman and Sunstar Daily - Philippines, she writes short stories, poems, essays, and articles for Writers.net, ezinearticles.com, Ideamarketers.com, LovingYou.com, and Poetrykafe.com. You can check her web blogs at http://xyresh.bravehost.com.