Friday, July 24, 2015

How to be a great writer!

Below are ten, surefire ways to boost your creativity, confidence, and skill as a writer:

  1. Write the stories you want to read. Chances are, if you want to read them, someone else does, too.
  2. Ignore all the "rules" and make your own. And after you've made your own, break those ones, too.
  3. Be your number one fan. Love your work, rejoice in your creation, and be proud of your accomplishments no matter where they take you.
  4. Refuel your creative juices. Watch movies, read books, colour, create art, go to the gym... whatever it takes to keep your mojo running at top speed. 
  5. Let yourself daydream... or nightdream... or take a nap. It's no mystery that plot holes and character revelations happen in the few second before sleep starts. Embrace the power nap! 
  6. Dance in the rain. If dancing isn't your thing, go for a run, jump in some puddles, let your inner child shine through, s/he probably has a lot to say.   
  7. Eat chocolate. I'm not joking. The brain needs sugar to function at full capacity. A writer's brain needs triple what the average person needs. 
  8. Stop posting cat pictures. Get a dog instead. They're less distracting, but loyal companions (and they love walks in the rain, naps, and showering you with love). 
  9. Read. Or don't read. Honestly, it's your choice, as is what you choose to read. 
  10. Buy my books! Sorry - that wasn't supposed to be there, but I didn't have a #10, and I needed to put something, otherwise a list of nine feels incomplete. 
And that's it. Easy. Foolproof. And fun. 

Feel free to add to the list in the comments... 

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