I sat down to write this blog today, and hoping for inspiration, I did a Google search on “better writing.” The list of titles that followed was entertainingly diverse enough to make me laugh. After I wiped the tears from my eyes I looked for someone with whom to share this list and I thought of you. Truth to tell, there’s lots of good advice here, much of which can be summarized as; read, write, show (don’t tell), and pay attention – everything can be a teacher.
Enjoy the list of titles (they are actually links) and the advice within.
(Fill in the blank) __________ can make you a better writer
Reading “But beyond reading for pleasure, a good writer also reads with an eye for the writing. Maybe not all the time, but at least some of the time. And many times that writer doesn’t even realize he’s doing it.” –Mary Jaksch –Write to Done
Writing Mindfully “There are many different definitions of mindfulness. For me, the essence of mindfulness is paying a particular kind of attention to the world – attention which is as unfiltered by our own selves as we can manage.” Satya Robyn from “Writing Our Way Home”
These 7 Words
Exercise “Turns out there is an abundance of medical science to back up the claim that exercise boosts creativity and higher-order thinking.” Ben Opipari, Writing Tips … Run to Write: How Exercise Will Make You a Better Writer, 20 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2012).