Last week I wrote about Scriptophobia, its adverse effect on budding and
established writers alike and promised to give you, this week, an antidote to
deal with the fear of writing.
Just in case you missed the Scriptophobia
Article, click link below to read...
go on to today's tutorial. Like I stated last week, many individuals have aspirations of writing books, but
they’re held back by doubt and fear (Scriptophobia). Not knowing where to
begin, how to structure, who to publish with, and the steps to getting published
has stopped many potential writers from turning their ideas and dreams into
there are steps that anyone can take to successfully write a book and get it
published but few are they that know it.
hope is not lost on your writing career. I have, after several days in the
Literary Laboratory, come up with 15 Tested and Proved Mental and Physical
Antidotes to deal a deadly blow on the big guy, Scriptophobia. (Don't worry,
there ain't no side effects...).
First, I need to remind you this is strictly for writers,
budding and published. If you have no flare for ink and paper, I suggest you
don't bug your brains with concoction of words. You
might get lost... and there is no provision for a Mental Search Team... Yeah,
you might not get a thing.
If you really want to write a book, I am going to give you
15 Antidotes to overcome your fear of writing, to get you inking, and to get
you to stop staring at a blank paper and screen. After this therapy, I assure
you, you will be charged to put pen on paper all the time.
Okay... too much talk, lets go.
Pill Number One
- Write Often, Even When You Don’t Want To
was asked how he writes so many poems, he smiled and gave them a simple letter
reply, "With words, all time, all day".
the best ways to overcome scriptophobia is to write, at least, or rather at
most, 1,000 words per day. The key to writing a book is to “Just Write!”
It is one thing, among every other thing, that you cannot get worse at by
doing it. Even if it becomes an addiction, I bet you you, it's the best of all
Pill Number Two - Save Editing For the End
and editing is a clog on the wheel of writing progress. When you edit in the
process of writing, you successfully hinder your creative flow. You put your
muse on pause. Now this is harmful, because a paused muse may eventual go with the winds on slightest distraction.
write down my thoughts ass fast as they come without interruptions or editing.
I have loads and loads of scraps, rough works and disjointed stories. Just
write as it flows... leave the editing for another time when your muse goes to
things first. Just get all the information out of your head into that paper,
you can go back and edit later. This is were 'journaling' comes in. Learn to
make notes. As a writer or aspiring writer, one thing, or rather two things,
that ever should be with you is a pen and a paper, jotter, pocket dairy, just
anything to write on.
Pill Number Three: Outline Your Book Before You
Before you dive
into writing books, never forget to take this pill. It is a calculated formula
that works like magic. When you make a strong outline it gives you a clear
sense of purpose and direction. It saves you the stress of beating about the
bush. It makes you a little omnipotent god by helping you see the end from
First start with a
chapter that gives a lot of value and benefits to the reader, develop the
subject throughout the book, and end with a strong chapter that summarizes and
emphasizes the main points. Don't scare your readers with an abstract opening. With the help of
outlining, you can know where and how to sneak in the finest plot.
It is a simple
formula, but it works like magic, over and over. Try this pill and your head
will never again spin in 'museful' confusion. Yes, it's not a bitter
pill. Only don't swallow with a frown. Else it gets bitter.
Pill Number Four: Know Who You Are Writing For
Reading is the
ability to sneak into the heart of a writer. - Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu
Before you got to
this level, you must have chosen a niche. By now, I want to
assume you know who are writing for. i.e. who your reader is.
When you know
exactly who your audience is and who you’re writing for, you will be able to
easily speak to your ideal reader easily through your writing.
Take this pill. It
helps you relate well with the societal, academical, emotional, mental, etc
level of your prospective reader.
Pill Number Five: Create Time For Yourself To Write
So many lazy fellows
will always come up with this ancient excuse that they don’t have any time to
write. I attended a writers' forum sometime in 2015. We were given the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from seasoned
authors. Few of questions that topped the chart were these:
don't have time to write, how do I go about that?
have stories and ideas to share and tell but my busy schedule...
am a student. I also am employed. All day, week-long, I'm engaged either in my academics
or work. I have little or no time to rest and none at all to write.
What do I do?
The guest speakers
where able to do justice to those questions. We were made to understand that
time cannot make out time for us. Time waits for none. The bad news is that
time flies but the good news is that you are the pilot. If you want to write a
book, you must create a time every day reserved only for writing.
Your leisure time
can be converted to writing time. The long hours you spend chatting and 'gisting'
and watching movies can be converted to writing.
Waste no time.
Write anytime. In the bus, on a queue, in church, class... toilet, anywhere.
When the inspiration comes to you, there is but one thing to do... WRITE!
Pill Number Six: Free Yourself From Distractions
Hmmm... yes. A very
serious issue this is. Have you ever observed this, that the time you mark out
for writing is when a friend, lover, spouse remembers to give you a call, ask
for help, tell you an interesting story, bring you your best meal.
sweet. It is tempting... and it is easy to become distracted. Especially when
you are nervous about how your writing will turn out. If you need to seclude
yourself in a quiet area you should do it. Free yourself of distractions and
Get out of that
noisy arena. Go hide in your best of nooks and turn that idea into books.
Distractions will never make you the best writer you dream to be. Get outta
that comfort zone and go hide in a cave or something. I know there are no
caves... Privacy is an amazing tool in the hand of a writer. Use it!
Pill Number Seven: Don’t Worry If Your Book Isn’t Perfect The
Try not to get
caught up thinking about errors in your book. Your goal should be to get all
your ideas down and finish your thoughts before you go back and edit.
you are wondering... why SEVEN? Didn't he say FIFTEEN? Yes I promised to give
you 15 Pills... If you need all the 15 Pills in one pack, it will cost you a
little token. I have packaged this tutorial and more in a single e-Book which
will be made available to you on request. This e-Book will be lunched before
the end of next month, May.
writers to subscribe for the e-Book gets it at a cut price.
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