I recently improved my ability to write more productively with one simple trick. It had the added benefit of lifting my energy levels for the whole day, improving focus, and I think, even increasing my creativity.
So, how did I do it?
First, I watched this video.
I had my doubts, but I decided to try some simple exercise the following morning. I chose digging up a flowerbed in the garden, because it needed to be done, and it meant I didn’t have to go for a hateful run or anything.
My focus and concentration for the rest of the day were amazing, and I managed to get my daily word count done in about half the normal time. I even found starting the day’s writing easier to do.
And it wasn’t a fluke.
I’ve done some exertion inducing exercise every morning, and the results have been the same. And on the day or two when I haven’t done this, I have felt crappy, slow-witted, and lethargic all day.
So, you can improve your writing, and get a nice garden in the process.
Having recently re-watched the first two Pirates Of The Caribbean films, it occurred to me that Jack Sparrow is Han Solo.
That’s not to say they’re the same character, more that they share similar character arcs.
Both spend their first movies as characters with their own agendas, returning towards the end to help save the day. In the second movie, they spend their time running from their past debts, and find themselves ‘dead’ at the end (Solo is frozen in carbonite, Sparrow is in limbo). At the start of the third movie, their friends band together to mount a rescue, before they all head off to defeat an evil empire.