My morning routine consists of putting on my slippers, pouring a cup of coffee, and sitting down at my table with a pen and paper. I’ve spent a lot of my writing time trying out new ways to spark an idea, to crank out a good story and so on.
The one thing that I have found to work best for me, is the Pomodoro Technique, or as I like to call it, “The Pomodoro Effect.”
The Pomodoro Technique was invented in the early 90s by the author Francesco Cirillo. He named the technique “Pomodoro” which is Italian for “tomato”. This tool is used to create good time management while avoiding burnout, the one thing we all try to avoid!
Here is how to turn your ideas into stories, using the Pomodoro Technique:
I like to choose a few lines out of some of my old free writing work, and use the technique on those ideas. I do this exercise a few times a week. Sometimes instead of writing on new ideas, I use this to go through and proof read my work.
I have found that using this technique has really added the extra spark to my writing every time I sit down to write. I hope this inspires you and helps you, in the same ways that it has for me!
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