It was writing in the stolen moments.

The writing was in the stolen moments.

Adobe stock is creditable. You can use 4 strategies to keep writing.

Really? You have time to write if you have time to binge-watch programs. If you don’t write despite having time to binge-watch shows, no amount of justification will ever help. Writers often complain that they don’t have time to write because they don’t have the time to sit and write. A lot of the time, you will see someone post on social media that they just can’t find the time to write anymore, followed by a post in which they talk about all the shows they’ve binge- watched.

I feel the temptation to justify my own dry periods by saying things like, “Well, I had too much to do this week.” I didn’t have time to go sit in a coffee shop for a long time. I have to remind myself that I don’t need to wait until I have time and an idea to sit down and write. Anything is possible.

One phrase you should not use is: “I just can’t find time…” Time is not like something you can find on your sofa. We either make time or steal time. We use the time in a way that may not be optimal, but is still time.

I have to fall back on the following three strategies. They remind us that even a short period of time is enough for us to hone our writing skills. The most important thing to remember is to always have your journal with you, or at least a small notepad or a few sheets of note paper. It’s important to be prepared for periods in which you are forced to sit and wait for a long time: in your car waiting to pick up your child from sport/music/dance lessons, in line at the post office the week before Christmas, or even in the waiting room at Take those moments for your writing.

You should look around. What are you seeing? Take a few moments to notice the smallest details about people or places around you. A portrait or character study is recommended. The person sitting across from you should have a story to tell. What is it like to live there? How did they start their day? Where did they get that scar? 1 descriptions of practice

Delhi’s juvenile home diminished us, but Dharavi’s grim landscape of urban squalor deadens and debases us. There is an open drain with mosquitoes. The communal latrines are full of rats, which makes you think less about the smell and more about protecting your backside. rag-pickers find something useful when they find mounds of filthy garbage on every corner. You have to suck in your breath to squeeze through the narrow alleys. This is home to the residents of Dharavi. Here is an example of a description from the novel Q&A.

Sometimes I like to give my imagination a workout with simple sensory exercises. What is the sound you hear? What is making that sound? If you already know the source of a sound, think of all the other things that could make that sound. What about the smell? Is it possible to touch things with your eyes closed? There are 2. Practice saying things like similes.

It sounded like a monster with no arms and no legs, but it was trying to move. John Irving wrote a children’s book called A Sound Like Someone Not Trying Not to Make a Sound.

Pick up a magazine and open a book. What is the first thing you see? Write something down. Write down all the words that rhyme with the original word. Work up to two, three, four, or more if you start with one syllable. This easy exercise will help you to bring forward your mind words that you don’t normally use, so that they will be ready when you’re ready to write. There are 3. Practise rhyming.

The revision is also writing. If you have an article, a poem, or a short story that you are working on, you should print it out and bring it with you. You can use your stolen moments to dive into the revision or editing process. The old saying, “show, don’t tell” is related to these ideas. Instead of simply telling them that it was a sad situation, you should show your reader images that show how sad it is. There are 4. Make your drafts better.

If you find yourself using a lot of adverbs to bolster your verbs, it means the one you chose may be weak. You can use your stolen moments to figure out a visual way of showing the way the verbs are being performed. For example: Take a look at your choices.

Say something like “The car sped down the street” to strengthen this. You can strengthen this by saying that his feet moved as if they were weights.

There are abstract nouns and adjectives. You can strengthen this by saying that prices skyrocketed.

It is a good rule to avoid using the words “dark”, “deep”, and “strong” when describing yourself. What is the dark color? Is it as dark as the bottom of the well? Is it as dark as tar melting under the sun? How deep is that? Is it the same depth as a thimble? Is it as deep as the Grand Canyon? What strength is it? Is the coffee as strong as the one that was left for five hours? Is it as strong as the first kiss?

Nouns such as beauty and justice are not abstract, as are the adjectives associated with them. Readers can not see beauty or justice. Concrete examples of these things are what they can see or hear. If you want your readers to understand what you mean by “just” or “beautiful” in your writing, try to use examples that are “just” or “beautiful” in your writing.

Not everyone can put their jobs on hold for two weeks to head to a writer’s residency. It doesn’t mean you can’t write. Even a brief exercise like one of those listed above has the potential to bring forward a line or two that could be the beginning of a new story, essay, or poem.