Anyone can write! No, If You Can Think; You Can Write. It is that simple! Just keep writing! Stop overthinking the problem!
When in reality, all that we have to do is write what we are thinking. That is all there is to it. I have simplified the answer under 75 words. To explain in detail will take longer.
- Overthinking the problem
- Negative self-talk
- Write don’t edit
- You can do it
Overthinking The Problem
What I am saying in the simplest of terms is that if we are physically able to think and we are physically able to write, then we can compose any content, any article or even any book, be it fictional or non-fiction! It is that simple.
So to be able to write a 500-word article “You Can Think; You Can Write.” I will need to think and write down about 750 words of my thoughts on the subject.
My other task is to copy down and type out my thoughts until I have completed the work of “mind-wandering” around this subject in about 750 words.
On reaching my goal, then I know that with editing, I will be able to complete a structured article of around 500 words or more.
With each thought that we have, we also have an opposing idea that what we have just thought is rubbish or is not good enough, or nobody will be interested.
It is these negative thoughts that we must discard and keep our focus on what it is that we are thinking of and stay on track.
If you wander off the path, hell, write that down too, but don’t stop thinking and don’t stop writing. All the time you are thinking, your subconscious is aware of what you are doing.
All your psyche wants to do, is to protect you from disappointment, by putting contrary thoughts into your mind that will sabotage your journey.
You can beat this negative self-talk by merely knowing it is there, don’t fight it, and continue with the task that you have set yourself.
Keep on thinking, keep on typing, let your brain wander, keep on typing.
Pull the mind back, get back on topic and keep on typing; this is all I am doing right now! In only a few minutes, I have hacked out over 400 words.
I have set my goal to be 500 words. Though my real goal is 750 words as I will lose a large chunk in the editing stage. I also want to prove the concept. It works! I desire that you, no, everyone, believe that this works. Go ahead, try it for yourself. Start thinking and write what you are feeling. Do not pause too long and do not stop until you have completed the task.
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Once your mind is occupied, and your fingers are busy, there will be no temptation to edit-on-the-go. At this point, I am over 500 words.
I do frequently pause, but it is only for one or maybe two seconds before another thought jumps into my head, and I am busy again typing to keep up.
Once I relax, my thoughts jump into gear again, and I’m off! There isn’t any time to worry about “can I complete the task?” Just do it!
It is like thinking out loud, but all I can hear is the tap, tap, tapping, as my fingers are hitting the keyboard. My pace is increasing.
I am looking forward to reaching my 750-word target, so I can slow down a bit and edit the text and knock it into some publishable shape.
You Can Do It!
How are you getting on? You are thinking, aren’t you? Great! So, why aren’t you typing? Keep typing! Don’t over analyse.
When you have finished typing one thought, let the mind continue your story and start typing again. So it remains.
Can there be a better way to write?
In the past, I would sit for hours with a blank page, all the time I was wondering, I have nothing to write about, when in fact I should have been typing “I have nothing to write about”!
If you can think, you can type. Get typing! Stop analysing!
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