For writers, as well as athletes, there’s nothing like being in the zone. Distractions fall away, time disappears, and your work seems to write itself. Unfortunately for most writers, being in the zone is rare—instead of inspiration, we feel dread; instead of knowing, we feel lost; and instead of excitement, we feel anxiety.
But it doesn’t have to be like this. In fact, according to the research of Susan Perry, Ph.D., there are several concrete techniques and practices that can actually make finding inspiration and “getting into the zone” an everyday occurrence.
Today’s post is the final installment in a 5-month series about how writers “get in the zone.” Thus far, we have talked about How to Be a Better and Happier Writer, How to Think Like a Great Writer, How Writing Habits Make Writing Easier, and How Spotify Can Make You a Better Writer.
For all of these posts, Susan Perry’s Writing in Flow: Keys to Enhanced Creativity (1999) (affiliate link 🙂 ) has been our guide. Perry’s book is the distillation of hundreds of interviews with award-winning writers and her discoveries about how these writers achieve peak performance, or “find their flow,” to use Perry’s terminology.
To read the rest, head on over to my guest post 10 Tricks to Get Your Writing Flowing at Joe Bunting’s website, The Write Practice. This site gets over 300,000 visitors a month and is chock full of great articles and exercises to help you grow as a writer!