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Lately, I've found that writing is my new way to vent. Whether I'm writing an article, a poem, a story, or whatever for some reason I just feel better afterwards. Though I like to write I feel like its hard to sit down and just write mainly because I have a bunch of other things to do. Then there are times when I find the time and the words just aren't coming to my head the way I imagined they would at that moment. There are also other times where no matter what I write down nothing seems to flow. But every once in a while everything I write just seems perfect, well at least to me.

Over the past couple days I've been thinking a lot about all the different things that help me write. I know for me it comes down to just being in the mood. Since I've been getting more serious about all things paper and pen or Microsoft Word I decided to make a list of all the things that help me while I'm writing and maybe these tips can help you.

The first thing that comes to mind is not being afraid to write down whatever is on your mind. If you're thinking it write it somewhere whether it makes sense or not because that one sentence or paragraph may be useful one day. I know a lot stuff that I write down on paper might not make sense to a lot people at first because most of the time it's some random thought that comes to my head. I'm always thinking of how will this piece fit in with that other thing I've written.

Take a notebook and a writing utencil with you everywhere you go. I wish I would've done this at first. There have been many times when I thought of some crazy idea but wasn't able to write it and ended up forgetting it. I probably could have a book by now if I carried pen and paper with me everywhere.

Listen to different types of music. Now a I know a lot of people have a hard time listening to music and concentrating on something but if you can do it, it honestly helps. Depending on lyrics and what type of music it is the music can put you in a mood that makes you look differently at the world around you.

One last thing that helps me out a lot is changing my surroundings. Sit down and write in a different territory that's not your own. This could be on the bus on your way to work, sitting on a bench in the park, or simply just driving somewhere to get that breath of fresh air.

Writing to me is a great therapy. I'm sure a lot more authors and writers like me feel the same way. It's something that I would love to do and get paid for doing it. As of right now I haven't written much other than poetry, but someday soon I will.


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