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8 Tips for Writing Sucessfully in Front of the Small Screen

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Struggling to find time to update your blog. Yet you never miss your favorite TV shows or somehow find yourself watching "Roeasanne" again, c'mon "Roeasanne". What channel even has the audacity to still play that show anyway.

You could be writing right now. Or least sitting there with pencil and paper in hand looking like a writer. Don't worry we'll get your hand moving across that page. This post will cover some tips to make things happen in front of the small screen.

1. Relax

Your writing can't be as bad as another episode of "Night Court".

2. Love the Reruns

Usually reruns are boring. "Seinfield" isn't so funny the 5th time. But when its time to write in front of the TV reruns are your best choice. The more times you've watched a show the easier it will be for you to tune it out and write. In fact buy some "Friends" DVDs and play them while prime time is on. You might miss the next "Prison Break" or "24", but you'll write better. Who am I kidding. I'm not missing my favorite shows.

3. Embrace Distraction

There is a reason your in front of the boob tube. Either your feeling tired, lazy, bored, stress-out, or your just procrastinating. In any case your there for distraction. Well writing is as good a distraction as any.

4. Accept that Your Not Shakespeare

Clearly the greatest poets of all time didn't write in front of the TV, which is good. It takes the pressure off. You don't need a muse flowing through you to get some good ideas down on paper. Your also there ready with pencil in hand if lighting does strike. And we're bloggers anyway. Not poets for god's sake. Take that black turtle neck sweater off.

5. Let Your Ideas Flow

Don't furrow your brow with concentration. You didn't sit down in front of the TV to concentrate. Just let the ideas flow without pressure.

6. Capture Your Thoughts

This isn't the time to do your most detailed writing or work on polishing a draft. It is a great time to come up with some ideas. Make lists of topics for your blog, or lists of headlines that interest you, sketch out some concepts, or write a rough article outline.

7. Turn Off the Editor

If inspiration comes run with it. This is a great time to turn off that internal editor. Don't worry about misspellings or bad ideas. Just run with your thought process. You'll be surprised at how much good stuff comes out. You might surprise yourself and bang out a good first draft during a 30 minute episode of, yet again, "Cheers".

Even if you end up cutting out half of your writing once you go to edit later on that's OK. This is work you might not have gotten written down any other way. Would you have found the energy or the time otherwise?

8. Have Fun While Finding Your Voice

Writing in Front of the TV is a great way to inject some of your personality into your posts. Your relaxed, your defenses are down, your just having fun writing. Its a good way to find your voice.

Worst Case Scenario

If all else fails you could actually watch that episode of "Law and Order" for the eighth time, which is what you sat down to do anyway.

Now tell the truth. How many of you have been writing in front of the TV lately?

thank you for tipsnya, I

thank you for tipsnya, I will try to use it

thanks much

wow, really great tips! I especially liked tip # 7. writing without any worries. Let's forget about the spelling mistakes. i make a lot of mistakes and can't anything done. :)

That "accept that you're not

That "accept that you're not Shakespeare" made me laugh a lot!

Hi, Whenever I update my

Hi,

Whenever I update my blog I am pretty much in front of the tV... I get some of my best blog post ideas while sat in front of the TV

Danny

Hi Sean, I always waste my

Hi Sean,
I always waste my time in computer games.So thanks for the very useful tips. i Will try to follow your tips as it is very beneficial for we all.

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I find myself doing a lot of blogging in front of the tube but I caught myself in a bit of a pickle last week. I started to incorporate an episode of Seaseme Street into a business blog about jewelry insurance! LOL I guess the point is- you can blog in front of the TV, you just don't want to hit "publish" yet until you can review it from a quiet place, like the bathroom. ;-)

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TV is a necessity so keep it

TV is a necessity so keep it as i have three of them.

Great tips

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These tips are so natural

These tips are so natural and effective.I followed your advice and now it is much easier.Thank you.

I think that enjoying the

I think that enjoying the situation matters most.It lets you find your creativity.besides,nice tips you have shared with us.

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I normally got inspiration to write something from tv shows. I think most of the people are.

Great tips, thanks for your

Great tips, thanks for your article :)

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Twitter has become a crucial tool for maintaining contacts, exchanging opinions and making new connections.I work from home and have the TV on in the background as I write and work.

I don't even watch much TV but...

I don't even watch much TV but I often find myself listening to the background prattle of CNN while doing more mundane things like link building. Now that I think of it, I barely even know what is being said on the TV so I guess I am not even listening.

Thank you for your tips

Thank you for your tips

Silence

It was such a nice tips for us. But I think that silence would give a lot of ideas cause your mind is not getting distracted by many things. So I prefer to write in silence. Would you mind if you give some ideas about that?

that's a great idea ....

that's a great idea .... would it work for me ????

Such a nice information you

Such a nice information you have Describe over here.Its fantastic and they all are very good tips.Great to know about this.

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Very interesting, great post!

Be Patient

Well, one of the most important thing also is to be patient all the time because writing requires dedication towards your work. It also needs perfection all the way.

Be Patient

Being patient in writing your articles can really show you great results other than quitting it all the time every time you made mistakes with it.

Thank you. Its a great idea.

Thank you. Its a great idea.

Thanks a lot

wow, really great tips! I especially liked tip # 7. writing without any worries. Let's forget about the spelling mistakes. i make a lot of mistakes and can't anything done. :)

Oh Really

I usually do my writing in a quite place with no any kind of noise distraction around and sometimes because of that deafening silence I get sleepy . . . But anyway you have great points here. I just think that the brain is the most powerful computer in the world so the ideas flowing from it is the best idea in the world. :)

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I write when my wife was watching TV series

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I agree with you George, Im working on my blog and watching TV at the same time.. I have TV tuner in my computer and I have a dual screen and in the 2nd screen i watch my favorite TV show.

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Hi,
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I things its very briliant idea.

Creative Flow

I find the atmosphere I need for creative writing is different than that for technical writing. For creative writing having the tv or music on helps and even spawns new ideas for general content and language. Good tips here, thanks.

Big Time

Good post. It can be helpful or distracting.

Not for me

I can't do anything with the TV on, but whatever works for you...

It is difficult to work in

It is difficult to work in front of the TV .. but is a matter of organization, I often get

Silence works better for

Silence works better for getting the internal voices going.

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Distractions can be good

I usually have dead silence while writing and don't even realize it. Sometimes I need silence in order to concentrate, but I think I'm going to try your approach this evening.

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