Write an article a day

Written by Angela Booth

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When you're writing your seven articles forrepparttar next seven days - -- and forever afterward --- don't be too enraptured or concerned withrepparttar 129357 bait paragraph or paragraphs. Your bait is important, but not so important that you stall over it, and never get around to writingrepparttar 129358 article.

The bait can only become a stumbling block if you let it. Getrepparttar 129359 article written, and then you can worry about individual components likerepparttar 129360 bait.

===> The Explanation

This part of your article explainsrepparttar 129361 article's subject, or thesis. If you're writing about a computer program, you can explain whatrepparttar 129362 program does in a nutshell, or whyrepparttar 129363 program is important. If you're writing a personality profile,repparttar 129364 explanation tellsrepparttar 129365 reader why he should readrepparttar 129366 profile.

Sometimes you won't need an explanation, it will be covered inrepparttar 129367 article's headline andrepparttar 129368 bait.

===> The Step (s)

The Steps are your argument. They can be individual anecdotes, or pieces of evidence. If you're writing about a computer program,repparttar 129369 Steps could be various ways of usingrepparttar 129370 program, or how to get started withrepparttar 129371 program. If you're writing a profile,repparttar 129372 Steps could be your subject's career, his family life,repparttar 129373 details of his run for office, orrepparttar 129374 details of how he wonrepparttar 129375 tennis championship, what others say about him, and so on.

I usually writerepparttar 129376 steps in any order, and then rearrangerepparttar 129377 order with appropriate transitions as I work through later drafts.

In a short article of 300 words, you won't have space for more than one Step.

===> The Termination

The ending ofrepparttar 129378 article.

Inrepparttar 129379 case ofrepparttar 129380 article aboutrepparttar 129381 computer program, it could be how many people have boughtrepparttar 129382 program, whenrepparttar 129383 next version will be available, or where you can buy it.

In your personality profile,repparttar 129384 ending could be a final quote fromrepparttar 129385 subject.

A circular ending, when you manage to refer torepparttar 129386 bait orrepparttar 129387 explanation inrepparttar 129388 ending, is satisfying, and is an easy way to wraprepparttar 129389 article up without working too hard.

Althoughrepparttar 129390 BAIT formula seems prosaic, it will release your creativity. It gives you a structure, which is alwaysrepparttar 129391 hardest task in writing an article. So go ahead. Write an article a day forrepparttar 129392 next seven days. Atrepparttar 129393 end ofrepparttar 129394 seven days, you'll be a better writer.

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Training Your Creative Self: Five Tips for Ultra-Creativity

Written by Angela Booth

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==> Tip Two: You can't get there from here

Barbara never set limits on her creativity. She had her routine, and she knew that accessing her creativity was as simple as turning on a tap.

You don't know what you'll produce in a creative state until you produce it. So you get intorepparttar creative state by using your triggers, and you start to work --- write, paint, design --- and your creativity surprises you.

But you need to know that your creative inspirations aren't accessible to you in another state. You need to get intorepparttar 129355 creative state first.

The feelings of: "I'm not creative", "I don't feel in a creative mood", "I'm too tired/ sick/ stressed to work" belong to your normal state of consciousness. Ignore these thoughts, andrepparttar 129356 feelings of discomfort which accompany them. Then get into your creative state via your triggers, and what you produce will amaze you.

==> Tip Three: Command your subconscious mind (intend)

Whenever she finished a novel, Barbara said that that night she would tell her subconscious mind: "Tomorrow we begin a new book. Get it ready."

The next day, she'd sit onrepparttar 129357 sofa, cover herself with her rug, and begin to dictate her new book. Yep, as easily as that.

Your subconscious responds to words spoken aloud. So if you want to write an article, tell yourself out loud (in private might be best) "At eight tonight I am writing a new article. Getrepparttar 129358 idea ready.")

==> Tip Four: Negative thoughts are just thoughts --- replace them with positive feelings

Barbara Cartland understoodrepparttar 129359 value of positive feelings.

Developingrepparttar 129360 ability to feel positive about yourself starts with recognizing when your thinking is negative.

Thoughts are like waves onrepparttar 129361 ocean. The ocean produces waves, your mind produces thoughts. Thoughts lead to emotions. You can't stop your thoughts, but you can refuse to buy into them.

Noticing your thoughts, especially recognizing negative thoughts, is a major achievement. It takes a while to realize when you're thinking negatively, because for most of us, negative thinking comes more easily than feeling positive.

When negative thoughts discourage you, replace them with a positive feeling. Think of something you love: going torepparttar 129362 movies, pizza, puppies. Think how you feel when you see a puppy.

Encourage that feeling in yourself. When a negative though intrudes, immediately switch to thoughts of a movie, pizza or a puppy, whatever makes you feel good.

==> Tip Five: Do what you love. It matters

Barbara loved to write romance. That made it easy for her to be creative.

When you enjoy what you're doing, it will come through in your work. Loving what you do helps you to be creative, and ensures that you don't burn out.

Therefore, choose creative work that you enjoy.

Good luck with these techniques. The more of them you can apply each day,repparttar 129363 more you'll train yourself to be creative on command.

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