Writers are an intriguing sort of person. To an outsider, we look solitary; creatures of quiet contemplation. But we know, when we’re writing, that we are surrounded, and filled with the voices and lived stories of a myriad of people – our characters. Still, to be so wholly absorbed in an activity, especially one that exists outside of reality, means that writers need to spend some time practicing self care.
Creativity is a necessary element in writing, and, much like any skill, it can be cultivated, to provide you with a bountiful crop of imaginative ideas. Here are 5 tips to help you cultivate creativity:
Procrastination is the enemy of writers, and really anyone who needs to get work done. Still, it happens to the best of us. Here are three ways I find it helpful to counter procrastination when writing:
Curiosity is one of the most delightful, and also profound emotions that we can experience. It is what enables us to move forward in our lives, to explore the world around us, and to keep seeking new information, new ideas, and new stories.
Happy New Year, friends, and welcome to 2017!
I had some very exciting personal revelations last year, particularly in the latter half of the year, and then I was very fortunate to go away in the middle of December to the Caribbean! (For those of you interested, you can check out my adventures here.)