My thoughts on writing tips found online and in published works (with some random thoughts thrown into the mix).

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A to Z Challenge: Y

Y is for...Yelling!

Life can be stressful. It can be awful, horrible, and downright nasty. You may have to put up with mean people, a ridiculously hard job, or an unfortunate circumstance that just doesn't seem fair. You slave away trying to fix your problems, only to have more pop up when you are least ready to deal with them. The solution?

Yell it out! Find a nice, secluded spot outdoors, step into that lost-in-the-corner closet at work, or throw your face into a pillow and empty your lungs. Stretch your vocal cords and push out all your anger and sadness. Take your nervousness and negative feelings and force them out.

This may sound like a caveman approach to some. I mean, we are supposed to be sophisticated and never loose our cool, right? Well, there is a reason that screaming is a natural response for young children in a bad situation. It works! While it won't make the things stressing you out go away, it can help you let go and relax a bit, so you can tackle the problem with a clearer mind.

So the next time you receive five rejection letters in one batch of mail, experience writer's block after the first 50 pages of your novel, or get upset because you can't find the time in your busy schedule to write, simply take a minute to vocalize your emotions, take a breather, and help yourself out!

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