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How to Organize Your Working Process

How to Organize Your Working Process, guest post by Boone Shanks


We do not think about strict discipline when we deal with creative tasks. However, this is possible only if the deadline was not specified. But what if there is not only one task? Then it requires a certain self-organization to perform it on time. First of all, you need to give yourself the strict instruction about the importance of the work and understand it, it will influence the pace of your work, the working mood and the desire to fulfill all the tasks, in addition, a lot of effort will be saved for the work itself.

It does not matter when you perform the intended work - in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening or at night. Work productivity is different for all at different times of the day. Temperament of every individual, inner mood and different life circumstances also play important role. The main principle is the ability to subordinate yourself with the internal need to do the work on time. In some ways the work of a writer who has learned to follow the requirements of self-discipline is similar to bureaucratic work, although, this may seem strange.

Meanwhile, such great masters as Goethe, Scott, Hugo, Flaubert proceeded to fulfill their writing duties like executive officer, conscientiously fulfilling their official duties. At the same time, one cannot say that the inner need for a writer's labor self-discipline was acquired by them immediately. It has passed a long stage of development for every person. And everyone came to the idea of ​​the necessity of strict submission to the internal order independently.

The writing discipline is formed gradually, and is finally fixed in the period of creative maturity. By this time the writer irrevocably comes to the opinion that it is possible to create something worthy not only and not so much by the coincidence of successful circumstances, but also exclusively through persistent work and perseverance, supported by patient expectation. It is unequivocal that an outstanding literary work can become a real result and appear before the reader as a result of a long creative search.

The question arises, what to do and how to do it, if in a self-appointed time, not only words and phrases inspired by inspiration come to your mind, but also a vision of what you should write about. Whenever you sit down at the table in the hope to receive a portion of inspiration, you should not expect that it will be immediately served by providence. Of course not! As a rule, inspiration is a reward for hard work. Meanwhile, it's wrong to leave work immediately if nothing creative comes to mind.

The remarkable Belgian playwright M. Maeterlinck (1862-1949) answering the question about what to do in such a situation, advised: "Sit." At the same time he strictly followed this advice and was sitting for three hours in the morning, sometimes even doing nothing and smoking a pipe. In this case, only from 1927 to 1942 came out 12 volumes of his works.

There are also unconditional differences between the writer's work and the official's work. The official, having fulfilled the required number of working hours, leaves his office with a clear conscience with a sense of duty. He completely "disconnects" from issues related to the work process, and from the visitors who besieged him during the working day. This is not the working day of the writer.

Having finished writing, the author continues to think about images created by imagination, he is ready to "meet" any of his characters at any time and continue the conversation that has begun, constructs phrases with which he will address the interlocutor in the pages of his work. When the creative process is successful, it is not necessary to break away from the desktop, and therefore, if possible, it is necessary to postpone all other activities that are less important at this time. Of course, there are many methods of working on a texts, probably as many as writers. And everyone can share some of his own way of creating works. The main thing is a lot of work, creative efforts put by the writer in the basis of creation. Only this is important and brings satisfaction, and maybe success. Whether to write as the great masters of the artistic word, or to choose another way of creating works – it is a decision everyone takes by himself.

How to Organize Your Working Process, guest post by Boone Shanks
Boone Shanks is a content writer at https://instantwritings.com/term-paper/Writing Term Papers the online service for students who need help with homeworks, essays and papers. His interests are various beginning from contemporary art to biochemistry.

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