Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Day 51...The 33:33 Writing Fix
Welcome to Day 51 and The 33:33 Writing Fix...
From weight loss to beauty, we've seen all sorts of supposedly fast and easy ways to make our lives better.
The 10 minute trainer...
The 21 Day Body Fix Workout Program...
30 Day Guide to Flawless Skin...
You get the picture.
So what about when it comes to writing? Is there anything that can help us improve our writing process? Anything that can make it faster or easier?
In fact I might have something that just might help you.
Prior to writing my first novel, I worked for a few years as a business copywriter.
During that time I had the chance to get to know a very successful financial copywriter.
He was super creative and was able to write income producing copy quicker than most folks I knew.
What was his secret?
Well there was one in particular he talked about - a very simple yet effective technique.
When he was getting ready to write, he would sit at his computer and then set a digital timer to 33:33.
It was no big mystery...he said he wanted to set it for 30 minutes but the fastest and easiest way to start his digital timer was by simply hitting the "3" button in four quick successions.
After getting it set, he would commit to sitting and writing for 33:33. No distractions, no interruptions, no social media, no calls, no emails. And then at the end of the time, he'd get up and walk away - taking a 10 minute break. After the break he'd start all over again.
Does it work?
Believe or not it does.
First off, this exercise quickly engages the Super Brain (your subconscious) in a very powerful way.
In fact once you get going you'll almost find it hard to stop at the 33:33 interval. You'll also see that during your break, your mind will keep working even while you're at play.
If can get back after the break and do another 33:33 session, great. If not, be prepared to take notes on all sorts of ideas you're brain will be firing off.
And here's something else...we can all find 33 minutes to commit to writing. Many of us procrastinate because we think we have to sit for 2 or 4 hrs and write. But if you break it down throughout your day into smaller chunks or intervals, and really commit to that time, you'll be surprised how productive you'll be.
Just one small change in your routine that could lead to big results...more writing...more pages...a finished novel.
So for Today's Takeaway Lesson, here's some more ideas about change...small changes......
"Small Changes Overtime Can Create Huge Life Changes."
Here's to Being All In,