My wee brain is very slow to start in the mornings. Typing is not easy. Neither is thinking.
Video – Daily Writing Routine
Warm Up Writing Exercises
So, how do you start to write first thing in the morning.
Here’s a few ways:
- Decide on a specific target, say 100 words.
- Identify the topic the night before. The will work away in the background while you sleep.
- Write down the headers, paragraph titles
- Don’t worry about spelling. Editing is later.
- Write short sentences. You can fill them out later.
Do this for 10 minutes, then walk away, get a coffee and know that you’ve started.
Come back to what you’ve written and begin to:
- Expand on each point.
- Add extra supporting sentences here and there.
- Include more information to build the article, blog post, or report you’re working on.
This works for me because I tend to write in passes (i.e. phases).
In each pass, I add more and build one layer upon the other.
I can’t write the entire piece from scratch. Or, if I try, what’s delivered tends to be a ramble, without much cohesion, that needs lots of editing.
It’s 6.30 am now and I need to go to work.
Let me know how you write first thing in the morning.