Remember Writing For Pleasure?

Written by Annette Beveridge-Young

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It is time to tune in to good old inspiration.

Writing can be therapeutic; it can channel anger and sadness, releasing bottled emotions, allowingrepparttar tension to slip away as you become immersed within your story line.

In this day and age, freelance writers cannot afford to write for pleasure very often. Time becomes very precious, with rigorous schedules in place to enable them to succeed in a competitive market; ambitions often drive them to breaking point. But every now and then, it is important to re-evaluate their values and write purely for pleasure, for release and for satisfaction.

Think back torepparttar 129284 moment when you realised you wanted to be a writer. What was it about writing that attracted yourepparttar 129285 most? Was itrepparttar 129286 unique opportunity to be able to glimpse into a different world or see life through anotherís eyes? Didrepparttar 129287 lyrical qualities of poetry inspire you to put pen to paper or did you feel untapped creativity surging through your body as inspiration come to life?

When we write for ourselves, we do not need to worry about word count or house style, our tensions evaporate as we become one with our subject. When our creative juices are exhausted, we feel contented again. These words are not wasted, even if they may never be published, they are just ways of channelling your feelings and they enable you to remember, why you became a writer inrepparttar 129288 first place.

Hone your skill, perfect your art, but when life gets too much, take time out to lose yourself in your creativity and just write for pure pleasure.

Annette Beveridge-Young Freelance writer Editor The Twist In The Tale Writers Competition And Resource Website.

Start Here To Write An Ebook

Written by Angela Booth

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=> Ideas from: Your knowledge

What do you know? Start by making a list of allrepparttar subjects you were good at in school. Then list allrepparttar 129282 jobs you've had Ė yes, part-time work counts.

Also list: * Your hobbies. Are you a keen Chihuahua breeder? Do you quilt? Take photographs?

* Your current job. What are you learning in your job that other people would pay to learn?

* The places you've lived. Your hometown may be boring to you, but guide books sell well.

* Your family tree. What special knowledge do your nearest and dearest have that you could write about?

Spend around ten minutes writing down as many subjects as you have knowledge about.

=> Ideas from: What you enjoy most

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson freely admits that she cooks because she loves to eat. Nigella has turned her love of food into a career. She regularly produces bestselling books. (Her chocolate recipes are brilliant.) What do you love? People have written about garage sales, cosmetics, cars, vacations. If you love something, chances are that thousands or maybe millions of others will love it too.

Watchrepparttar 129283 newspapers and take note of current trends. Or better yet, listen to what your children are talking about, or asking you to buy for them. Children tend to be well up on whatís happening.

=> Ideas from: Challenges

You face challenges every day. Most are minor, some are major challenges. If you've ever faced a large challenge, or if you're facing one right now, then consider thatrepparttar 129284 things you learn could help other people. Whatever your challenge is, whether itís moving house or confronting a life-threatening illness, other people facerepparttar 129285 same challenges, and in those challenges lierepparttar 129286 seeds of books.

Make a list of 20 challenges you've faced in your life. Anything catastrophic qualifies: losing your job, facing bankruptcy,repparttar 129287 betrayal of a spouse. If you've had a quiet life, then make a list of challenges thatrepparttar 129288 people you know have faced.

See? Within an hour or so, you've got more ideas for books than you'll be able to write in a dozen lifetimes. And these will all be books that only you could write, because they're based on your knowledge and experiences.

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Digital-e: For writers and creatives. Ebooks, free ezines, Creatives Club. Love to write? Turn your talent into a business!

Writer, author and journalist Angela Booth has been writing successfully for print and online venues for 25 years. She also writes for business. On her Web site she conducts workshops and courses for writers.

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