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Emotional Writing/ Structured Writing
I think a lot of new writers fall into this.
I hear a lot of people say things like, "How do you get in the mood to write." or "I wasn't feeling it today."
These are indicators of an emotional writer.
How do I know?
Because I am one myself.
It isn't a complete negative, but it does have many downsides.
An upside is most of your writing will be charged with the emotional state you find yourself in. This can make for some great scenes.
Like I said though, there are downsides. The biggest being that when you are having a bad time your writing often suffers.
Personally the last year and half has been one of the more emotionally hard times I have had in a while and my writing has suffered for it. So what is to be done?
Well, I am making the transition to being a structured writer. Instead of waiting for the muse to strike me I have set times on a semi-flexible schedule that I am supposed to be writing. I make myself turn on that computer and I write.
It is still a struggle, but it is working.
Most of the writers I admire and who have found success, model their work off of this type of writing.
I hope to follow in their footsteps.
Anyway that is what is going on in my writing world. What kind of writer are you? As always have fun and keep writing. I will leave you all with this inspirational video.