Looking for a few summer writing tips? If you’re anything like me, you’re spending time outdoors – reading a juicy novel in a hammock while the birds chirp around you, tching up with friends on a walk around the neighborhood, dancing under the stars. Summer is such a glorious time of year.
So, how do you make it work for you when it comes to your writing?
- Schedule your summer writing time. It’s easy for summer to roll on by rather quickly. As I mentioned last week, when you schedule the writing time–and keep it sacred–you’ll be sure to capture some of that time for your writing.
- Capitalize on the inspiration and harmony of nature. Write for 20 minutes before reading in your hammock. Or write after a work or berry picking, when your mind is in a relaxed, or even meditative, state. Time in nature is a huge creativity boost.
- Capture experiences right away. You may not have time for hours of writing, but you can at least capture an anecdote, such as an inspiring example of a principle you teach in your book. Jot it down while it’s fresh in your mind.
- Tap into community for summer writing. It’s easy to get caught up in summer activities and forget about writing. Make a commitment with a friend to keep focused and accountable. Set up a regular summer writing date (weekly or monthly), where you sit on the porch in the shade (or sun) and write in your journals or laptops.
Hey, it’s summer. I won’t belabor these writing productivity ideas. Go enjoy yourself. And write!
Feel free to share your wonderful summer writing tips as a comment below!