Daily Quote


Sometimes my schedule demands I write late at night. Exhausted, from twelve to eighteen hours of activity and ready for bed, creating a story can be challenging. I have adopted a new strategy to make even my midnight writing sessions productive. The trick is scheduling and planning and working while I slumber. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?  But the results are surprising. The last thing I do before I cuddle my pillow is to decide on the next piece. I may have an inkling, or I might be clueless. It doesn’t matter, I only need a general direction.

Tired, yawning and falling asleep, I assign the problem for my brain to solve. I tell it to conjure a story for the morning. Upon waking, I find a completely formed idea, with a beginning, middle and a satisfying end. I take notes if I feel compelled and hold it tight until my scheduled writing session. On other occasions, a seed has germinated in my sleep. Those ideas I nurture, forming more details throughout the day. Since I started my experiment my nocturnal puzzle solving sub-conscience has not disappointed me.

What writing tricks do you use?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

8 thoughts on “Daily Quote

    • Ha yes, I find myself compelled to write some mornings. As you say… not a bad thing. I am glad you found something you like. I will hop over and take a look at yours. Here’s to new friends. 😎


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