Hello, everyone! Today's post will not be just any post, but a guest post by Katherine herself! *applause* Let me remind y'all that she won as a first place winner of this contest, that's why she got this oppurtunity!! Now, let's get on with her post, shall we? 😉
𝑯𝑶𝑾 𝑰 𝑮𝑬𝑻 𝑬𝑿𝑪𝑰𝑻𝑬𝑫 𝑻𝑶 𝑾𝑹𝑰𝑻𝑬
Thank you so much, Mahitha, for letting me guest post on your blog!!!!!!! You’re AWESOME, girl!!!!!
For today’s post . . .
When we first start writing our brand new idea, we’re just SO EXCITED, am I right? But what about after you’ve been in it awhile and you start to lose your motivation and excitement to continue writing? Let’s face it, it’s hard to write when we’re not excited about it. That brings me to today. I will be sharing with you some tips, tricks, and things I have done to get myself into the world/zone/mood of my story (which, basically, gets me excited to write).
Trick 1: write a fun piece or scene with your characters. This is basically where you write about your characters or your world, but the scene doesn’t add to the plotline of your story. Writing a fun scene can help you understand your characters or world better so that when you do actually write the parts that go into your story you’ll already know what the world may look like or your character’s personality. Currently, I’m writing a scene where I am talking with my MC. It’s been fun to see how my MC would react to me, and writing this scene also helped me to know some of my MC’s secrets that I didn’t know when I was writing the first couple chapters.
Trick 2: write a poem to get into the head of your character. This can be any form of poetry. What I did was create a book-spine poem for one of my characters. It was a lot of fun trying a different form of poetry than what I am used to and this also helped me hear my characters voice through the words I had put together with the spines of books.
Trick 3: create a playlist. This is a great way to put together all the songs that inspire your story.
Trick 4: design collages, mock covers, bookmarks, or anything else you want to design. This one is a lot of fun and great visuals to inspire you to write. You can even create a digital or non-digital scrapbook for your story.
Trick 5: draw. You can draw scenes from your story, places in your world, or even your characters themselves. Drawing is a great way to visualize your story.
Trick 6: make or print a map. You don’t just have to be a fantasy author to create a map. You can make one even for real places. And if you don’t feel like making one, then you can print a map for the setting of your story world.
Trick 7: make other items that are inspired or important to the story. This is the trick that I probably use the most. So far for my WIP, I have made a necklace inspired by one of my MCs (who’s a princess). I am also working on creating a model for the castle (̶I̶ ̶s̶h̶o̶u̶l̶d̶’̶v̶e̶ ̶c̶h̶o̶s̶e̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶m̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶h̶o̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶b̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶c̶a̶s̶t̶l̶e̶ ̶t̶a̶k̶e̶s̶ ̶F̶O̶R̶E̶V̶E̶R̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶m̶a̶k̶e̶). Making the castle model is a lot of fun. Plus, seeing the model of the castle helps me to describe it in my WIP.
And those are some ideas on how to get excited to write. (Though, I’m starting to wonder if I just taught you guys how to procrastinate your writing. XD) Again, thank you, Mahitha, so much for letting me guest post today!!!!!!!! :D I hope everyone enjoyed the post and maybe found these tips helpful or got some new ideas. In the comments, you can tell me what you do to get excited to write. Until I hear from you . . . *puts on cool black sunglasses* Kat out!
Thank you, for your time today, Katherine! All of your tips were amazingly helpful for me and I'm sure everyone else would agree!!
Have a fantastic Friday everyone!!! 😊
P.S. Remember that y'all still have time to enter March's short story contest! 🙃