This is where I post a QUICK WRITING TIP. A writing skill everyone should know. Whether it be technical or creative, useful or not, I'm gonna give it to you! You're gonna be humming the lyrics to "Honkey Tonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins:
Without further ado, here are my:
Three Small Things That Make Me A Better Writer
- Meet with writer friends regularly. You don't have to be part of an official writer's group (though that's awesome too)--I'm not. You don't have to choose an official day (though it helps)--I don't. You don't have to choose the popular writers (though it might be nice to have the connections to successful authors)--I only sometimes schlepp along. It's just important to have positive friendships with those who understand you, are willing to help you, and happy to share the creative vibe.
- Get Outside. Sometimes as writers, we tend to be sedentary. After all, its kind of hard to play tennis and type at the same time. But it's important to take breaks, breathe fresh air, get some vitamin D (from the sunshine, not from a pill), and get some endorphins flowin'!
- Indulge A Little. Right now my favorite thing to do while writing is enjoying a hot beverage. It might the crisp fall air, but anything that comes in a beautiful and steaming hot mug sounds good to me. Whether it be peppermint tea, hot apple cider, creamy cocoa, pumpkin spice frap-a-lappas (or whatever they're called)...I'll take it. And it keeps me happy while I sedentarally sit on my A for a few hours.
While I admit that none of this information is groundbreaking, it might be a nice reminder. I know it is for me.
What small things make you a better writer?