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Others like to hear a hubbub in the next room or outside their window. Some writers play recorded tapes of birdsongs or waterfalls; some drown out all background noise with an electric fan. Many writers like to listen to music, or even TV shows, as they write. ) Position. Do you do your best when you're sitting in a hardback chair, sprawled on the floor, leaning against a wall, or tilted back in your recliner? Is your keyboard at the right height and angle? Is the center of your monitor at eye level?
Finally, draw lines to connect related elements. If an item naturally connects to two or more others, as will often be the case, draw a line to each one. The resulting netline will be a highly visual diagram of exactly what your piece will embody and involve. Three sample netlines appear on the following pages. s for an essay on prison overcrowding; the second is for a poem about an affair between a chef and her assistant; the third is for a story about an eight-month-long failed romance. Do you have to outline or netline something before you write ft' Of course not.
They both realize how much tension was under the surface. When You're Not Sure What Word, Phrase, or Image to Use, Skip Over II i Y ou're writing steadily and well, producing page after page. Then, suddenly, the right word or phrase escapes you. You write it once, twice, or even three times, and it looks wrong each time. Or maybe nothing you come up with seems worth writing down at all. Or, worst of all, you draw a total blank. What do you do? Answer: Don't stop—keep writing! It's important to keep your energy and momentum going, and not to get distracted by what is essentially a small detail.