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In the spirit of continuously improving and perfecting English With Elizabeth, I will try to present new ideas and concepts as often as time permits. In this tutorial I shall attempt to offer a few good points on how and when to begin writing. It matters little what you are about to compose, but it matters a great deal how you go about it.
Never sit down and begin writing if you are upset. Believe me, when you calm down you will not like what you wrote.
Never begin a project if you are mentally tired or emotionally stressed. It's OK. It won't be the end of the world if are late every now and then with a deadline.
When you feel ready to write, make sure you choose a comfortable chair and desk. If you are cramped in a position that is not cosy, your writing will reflect your discomfort.
Outline a few points on paper before you forget them. As fast as you think of something, jot it down.
Mentally decide how lengthy your composition will be. Never sit down to write something, especially a professional assignment, without vaguely having some idea of it's length.
If you have trouble concentrating, take a break.
If you are being interrupted every time you feel a burst of inspiration coming on, and lose your motivation because of it, take action. Turn off your phone, turn off the TV, lock your front door if you have to. Do whatever it takes to maintain your clarity and concentration.
Make sure you have the necessary tools at the ready to ensure your composition is exquisitely perfect and free from mistakes. This means having a dictionary as your right-hand man!
If you are lucky enough to enter into a 'writing zone', and your creativity begins to flow faster than you can write, keep going. Do not worry about spelling, punctuation, paragraphing or proper English. Fix your mistakes later.
Above all else ENJOY what you are writing, otherwise you will find every excuse in the book NOT to sit and write!