If you didn’t know, I am the creator of the writing season. My articles have helped so many people get through a book. Today I am going to share with you the first article in The Writing Season Book. If this article catches your attention, click the link below to purchase the full book. It’s available in Print and in Digital!
The reason that this article is called “Seasons of Writing” is because most story writers develop great storylines over time. We may have a notebook full of ideas but only one or two of those are formatted into a story at a time. Once the story has been told, we lose interest in the process of writing because of the long journey it took to birth that last book. Like pregnancy, most women wait two to three years before having another child. It takes about that long to birth another book; including publication and production. After a while, the “itch” to write again comes back and you are back at square one.
Not every writer can stay in the writing season. Not every writer advances through the stages as quickly as another. But every writer experiences the writing season in some way or form.
The writing season is when a writer gets in the “mood”, in the “flow” of writing; when a writer has the need to birth a good writing. It’s a time when all writers feel the need to tell a story or get some thoughts out on paper.
The writing season is not a set time of the year. To most people, the season comes out of no where. They could be going through something that inspires them, watching a movie or they could simply get an amazing idea out of no where. Either way, when one or all of these things happen, the writer has entered into the writing season.
As we all know there are many different types of writing, short story, poetry, novel etc. On a personal note, I’m always in the poetry writing season. Most poets are. We can put together a poem very quickly. At the longest a week or two depending on the amount of time we have to write and how much we really want to say. But getting into the season of writing a novel or story takes a little longer. This is because most writers take time getting a story together and birthing it. It’s safe to say that not all writers can be in the novel, short story or poetry season all at the same time. This is because our minds are focused on that one particular project and getting it finished. We also don’t want to confuse ourselves with the different characters and storylines in each story. It’s natural for a writer to write several stories at one time. Anything is possible when in the writing season.
I’ve created four stages of writing throughout the writing season: Concept, Formatting, Pen to Paper and Birth. Each one of these stages a writer will experience depending on how far they get with their book.
In this article, I will explain my ideas of the Writing Season. I will give tips and advice on how to successfully get through a writing season.
Stay tuned for Stage Number One: Concept.
Tips for getting into the writing season
- If you do not naturally get into the writing season and you find yourself longing to write but can’t find anything to write about, go somewhere that you know will inspire you. Any place that you feel will get the juices flowing.
- Always carry a notebook with you. No writer is caught dead without a notebook. So many things around us can inspire us. Have your notebook handy just in case an idea comes to you.