Posted by: Gwendolyn Huber | March 26, 2013

This will make you a better writer

 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

Being a better reader

Reading Fan Fiction

Bad Reading

Reading these seven books

 Brain Science  Neuroscience offers profound lessons on the power of story. You can use this knowledge to bring stories alive in readers’ minds...” Chip Scanlan

Writing Daily

Writing when tired

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”

Writing Faster

Humor

Twitter  …” Jennifer Blanchard of Procrastinating Writers.

Watching “The Artist”

These 7 Words

Statistics

The Art of Flirting

Creating an Imaginary Friend

Journaling

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).

Reading Poetry

Reading Comics

Netflix

Failing Faster

Bad Reviews

Being Happy

Project Runway (Reality TV)

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Responses

  1. Thanks for including my link on journaling. Hope you enjoyed it! 🙂

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  2. Thanks for including RANDOM WRITING RANT’s link on How To Write Faster!
    Michele

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