Diving into a new year and plowing through another dark, cold winter, I know that I need a little inspiration. I’m guessing other writers could too. With that in mind, here are five of the best pieces of writing advice I’ve ever received.
Writers are a curious breed. We know that. Heck, we embrace that.
Yet we know that our weirdness can make holiday gift-buying tricky for our loved ones. What exactly do you give someone who claims to be productive while staring out the window? By taking a nap? By reading books for research on disturbing subject matters? Whose internet search history could be easily tagged by the FBI because RESEARCH!
For all of the writers out there, feel free to pass this list along to your loved ones as a not-so-subtle hint of things they could get you for Christmas (and birthdays and other holidays) that you’d appreciate.
Bonus: As a writer, chances are, you’re friends with other writers, so maybe you’ll find something great for the members of your critique group.
Double bonus: Maybe you’ll find something to put on your wishlist to buy with a royalty check! Continue reading
One of my children has dance in her blood. A few weeks after her third birthday, she attended her first dance class and was hooked. Watching her practice and perform, I’ve found myself learning lessons that apply directly to my writing.