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Writing without Stress

They say that one of the least stressful work is that of a writer yet many writers do get stressed. The main reason for the stress is a deadline.

Deadlines are good as these keep one productive. It is also good to have daily targeted goals to reach. For example, if one is writing a book, it cannot be neglected, as the spurt of inspiration might last for the first four chapters then it is put aside. Self-imposed or that given by a client, if there is deadline, don't rush the work, do it right away so you can meet and even beat the deadline.

Writing takes discipline and to write without stress, do the task daily without excuses. There may be writer's block once in a while and this can be stopped by doing a simple activity like watching a good movie. Then the mind is refreshed. Enough sleep will also help remove the stress. Drinking endless cups of coffee and energy drinks may keep one going but then it makes a person nervous.

Writing is a job just like any other job. There should not be stress and by following these tips, the stress can be avoided or at least, greatly reduced.

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Dawnwriter wrote on October 19, 2014, 10:50 AM

That's why I like writing for websites like persona paper, Bubblews etc. I can write about anything and at my own pace and convenience

Ruby3881 wrote on October 23, 2014, 10:54 AM

While it's true that deadlines are a source of stress, I think with web writing or freelancing the stress is just as often related to earnings and to the quality of our work. A writer's reputation and sense of pride in work done is important. And we also need to feel financially secure. That means getting fair compensation, being paid on time, and having enough work to pay the bills.

Jadecat777 wrote on October 24, 2014, 6:02 AM

Writers are living in a totally different world, and those that don't understand what we are doing don't really know that it can be stressful, but a lot of fun as well.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 31, 2014, 12:17 AM

That's one of the reasons I fell so in love with social blogging. No assignments, no deadlines, and I get paid for having conversations with my friends!