Writing Ideas – Creation Time Ain’t Grammar and Spell Checking Time
Check Spelling and Grammar Later
When you set aside the time for writing ideas to paper, it should flow like fine red wine onto a new white coat. A mess, but will leave permanent results. Flow, not stop and go. When the writing ideas appear, spread them on the canvas with the evenness of wet dripping paint, get the canvas painted. Worry about the details later. Your painted words might look messy, but you are getting the subject’s text onto paper. No formatting needed, just lines of words. You can figure out what them mean later.
My worst problem with writing is research! I’ll start out looking for information on a specific subject or story detail. Then I find I’ve spent too much time with different semi off topic results from my original search topic. I’m surfing the net, but I’ve drifted off into the spray and fog. My main search conditions became diluted in a quagmire of results. Why didn’t someone slap me on the head and put me back on track? Please sir, may I have another!
Use Software or a 2nd Set of Eyes to Check Your Writing Ideas
I own software and add-on programs that will check my grammar, spelling and every other aspect of the wording structure. They do the job and are a great help during the editing refining steps. But, if the page is blank, they are not worth the hard drive storage there written on. Words! I need words first. After I scribbled down my thoughts, I can edit and reedit my sloppy lines of sporadic text at my leisure. I need the word seeds to grow and cultivate my subject’s story line.
Daydreaming Equals Inspiration
Why do our minds drift during creative thought? Well, it’s the same thought’s that bring forth the many writing ideas we’d put on paper. Then show the world our voice about a tail or topic of interest. Our story, no matter what subject we drift into, appears in our mind. We must write down details for later scrutiny. We daydream our vision, which displays what the content might become. Ideas on the brain cloud but not recorded. But we must get them onto a reusable source for later publication for ourselves and our readers.
Writing ideas into words has a cost! Expenses in time, equipment, tools, software, training, editing, publishing and so forth. Heaven forbid, a power failure, unintentional tap of the delete key, or the wisp of yellow electronic smoke from your computer. Backup, backup, backup and then backup your backup’s.
Great Writing Ideas Come and Go
Great ideas come to mind, then are lost if not written down. Don’t believe yourself into thinking “I will do this tomorrow.” Al least jot down the pertinent notes or main subject details. Tomorrow the sky might fall and your mind will be elsewhere. If you’re a perfect writer and can do it all with minimal overhead, please send me the details, I’m all ear’s.
Consider a roulette table bet, 35-1 odds-on one number, 38 numbers on the table (including 0 & 00). A sure win would mean placing a $1 chip on every number for 38 chips total. You will win, you will receive $35, the spin only cost you $38. So, you lose $3 to the house. The casino will let you do this until the cows come home. Free drinks to boot, at one spin every 3 minutes or less. So, the free drinks only cost you about $30 each if you have 2 an hour.
I have daydreamed off subject, but you could always win! And, it will cost you every time. While writing ideas down for a book or website article, they also have attached cost and expense. Publishing cost for the content prepared for public reading in hard copy. Operating cost for website to display your article and so on.
Invest in Yourself for Profitable Writing Ideas
Then though, you’re open to profit from sales and or ranking clicks. You will be a winner even if you don’t sell a single book or receive any site visitors. You’ve invested in yourself and succeeded in your task. Authors must test the end readers response to the subjects they write about. Judging by sales or clicks, either the topic wasn’t of interest, or it was well received and demands more on the topic.
So how does this relate to the roulette table scenario? The cost to get your book written, edited, displayed or published are a onetime expense. The possible profits will come in and continue for a writing books, even when you are dead and gone “Royalties.” Onetime cost, hundreds, thousands and maybe millions of profit returns. You don’t have to feed the monkey over and over; the monkey will feed you. The words are the $1 chip, it has baby chip’s and the babies end up in your pocket, AKA “Profits.”
Words! There are Millions to Choose From
So, back to the main subject of this article. Words, write them down first. No sense worrying over the cost of a blank page or paper, it’s nothing, nada, no obligation needed. You must write, scribble and quip. On paper, a typewriter, in a text editor or with quill and parchment. Put the word’s down with gusto while you can.
Gathering your writing ideas as they flow through your head is the best way to assemble a plan of action for your given writing topic. Write the main ideas down at the start, fill in the details later. One line at a time or several paragraphs. In the early morning or at midnight. You can connect the dots of your story during a later editing session.