I just used it again and realized how often I use it so I thought I’d post it here.
I don’t remember where I learned it but the general idea is that if you’re writing something and need to stop, it’s VERY important to be conscious of that stopping point.
In my opinion, the best place to stop is in the middle of a sentence.
Stopping in the middle of your train of thought is super helpful because your first instinct when you come back to your writing is to fill that gap in, so to speak. Jump in like this, and you’ve already made some progress! This is especially helpful for someone like me, who has a hard time starting writing but really gets into it once I find my groove.
Example of where I left off yesterday:
And here it is the moment I got back to my doc a few minutes ago:
Bam! A nice brisk start that leads to an extended writing session.
Anyways, that’s my tip! Hope it helps someone as much as it’s helped me.
Mint is a writer and designer living in Denver(ish) Colorado. He likes Philly Cheesesteaks, eclectic music genres, awful Horror Movies, and sleeping because he is always tired. He doesn’t know why this is in 3rd person, but he’s heard it makes you sound more sophisticated, so he’s sticking with it.
He is currently writing “The Freelancers,” a novel about gay kids with psychic powers.