Different Writing Techniques of Famous Writers Infographic
The famous writers have made significant contributions not just to readers but also to aspiring writers. Through their works, those who also dream of becoming prolific writers can learn from the experts. All of the best writers share almost the same set of attributes, techniques and habits. One of the most common things that one can notice is that writers keep their own diary or journal. When you have your own journal, you can constantly practice since you can set your quota when it comes to the number of words that you want to write in a day and you can also express yourself without restraints. Famous writers all have their own personal time for writing and some would even have their own personal offices. Apart from taking the time to practice and to let your thoughts run freely, one common traits of the best writers is that they read a lot. Reading is one way for you to learn different techniques and widen your perspective. The Different Writing Techniques of Famous Writers Infographic presents famous writers' techniques that can help you become a more productive and hopefully successful writer.
Keep a Journal
This is your place where you can be you and you can write whatever you want. This is the place where you try out new things, say outrageous things and just be comfortable with the physical act of writing. Madeline L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time, said, “You need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair.”
Stephen King has a quota for 2000 words a day and Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 3,000 words a day. Word quotas can help you stay motivated to keep writing. Remember the more you write, the easier the writing will become.
Write Standing or Laying
Writing got you down; do you find yourself not focusing while sitting at your computer or desk? Why not try Hemingway’s approach—he wrote all his novels while standing. Or you can be like Truman Capote, who wrote laying down. If you are used to doing one thing then changing the physicality of how you write may spark those creative juices. This could also work, if you are always too distracted by the internet, try writing in long hand like many authors did back in the past.
Make an Office
With writing, you may need to make your private office. It could be a shed with a light and desk, or you could rent space from an office—whatever it is to make it your own writing space. Phillip Roth also had a separate office for his writing life. Sometimes having fewer distractions from the outside world makes you a better writer.
What time is Writing Time
When you do write? Are you a night owl, or an early bird? Some writers swear by writing at a certain time. Ernest Hemingway wrote in the morning before the heat of the day started to rise. Joyce Carol Oats also writes primarily in the morning. What time are you most productive at writing? If you are not sure, then maybe write at different times and see what works the best for you. Remember, what work for you at this point in time may not work in the future. Try to always be flexible when it comes to writing time, but not too flexible—you don’t want to get off track completely.