Read my Book Writing Project (BWP) update 7. How I was stopped from doing something I loved - writing.
Published by Nigel - 15/10/2018
|Chapter||Word Count||Date Started||Date Finished||Time Taken|
|One||3066||5/7/2010||9/3/2011||8 Months 4 Days|
1. Stay off and don’t use drugs while trying to write, whether alcohol, street or prescription drugs. Drugs seriously mess-up the mind and are extremely damaging to creative ability.2. Practice being descriptive. One of the abilities I gained through working in security and investigations is the ability to describe.This is important when following someone in surveillance, particularly if I needed to write a report or police statement afterwards. I had to be able to describe exactly what I saw in relation to my target. This would include a complete description of my subject along with what they were doing, etc.Practice watching people or things and describe them and what they are doing as best you can. Describe the colours, textures, appearance, speed, movements; whatever you see. Practice describing how something is.3. Practice making up stories using everyday objects. Pick an object and come up with some imaginary story about it; for example; if I were to choose a “calculator” - what story could I imagine with that? Maybe the calculator is being used by a professor working out a calculation of a new weapon he’s developing. Or there could be a miniature world inside the calculator with electronic entities unknown to its owner. Whatever...Just pick something and make shit up in your head. It doesn’t matter how crazy or embarrassing, or stupid it seems – no one is going to know except you. Just keep practicing and imagining and soon you will be able to imaging all sorts.