Hello, I have returned.
Though I have not been very active here, I have been working on my writing projects and have even discovered new ways to be more productive. This quick tip is about what I have found to help me be more productive and how I can across each discovery.
Recently, I have been in a weird funk where I can’t get my writing to be as lively as I would like it to be. I have tried taking a break from writing, doing some travelling and trying new things with the hope of bringing some more emotion into my writing. It helped me a little but the motivation to get up and write was slim to none.
One, humid afternoon, I was at home and browsing YouTube because I was too lazy to get up and finish the chapter that I was writing. During my browsing for the soundtrack of one of my favorite movies, I stumbled across epic music.
I had not heard about epic music before, therefore, I was intrigued and decided to give it a listen.
And boy, I was not disappointed.
Epic music has given me the motivation that I was looking for. It kicked my creativity up to a whole new level. So much so that I have a vivid picture/motion picture of the scene I am trying to create and I am enveloped by the emotions that I wish to convey. This genre of music pushes someone to create a world based around the music and the feelings buried within the music.
The second discover I came across was PowerPoint.
Yes, PowerPoint has been around for a few years, so I wasn’t really discovering PowerPoint for the first time.
What I am referring to is the use of PowerPoint.
One evening, I was rereading my outline for my novel. Ok that is a lie, I was trying to reread my outline. I don’t know how but looking at my notes was boring. Though I love the story idea, I couldn’t bear to read the outline.
Therefore, I grabbed my lap and I started to write. In the middle of my writing, I decided to rewrite my outline. At first, I was simply going to open a Word document but I noticed I could also make it a PowerPoint.
In a way, a PowerPoint presentation was like an index card. Only it was fun and you could put in animations. Because of this unusual comparison, I rewrote my outline in PowerPoint.
This has made me more productive because the presentation of my notes is nice to look at. I can easily skip from one chapter outline to the next and I know that this outline will not be lost in my cabinet. Writing an outline in PowerPoint just makes writing more appealing to me and I can’t exactly explain why.
There you have it! The two discoveries that I have made in my absence. I know two isn’t a lot but I have been busy and traveling has given me a lot of scenes to include in my novels. I hope these two discoveries are helpful to you guys.
‘Til next time, keep writing!