Why Did the Writer Cross the Road?

February 25, 2010

By C. J. Stegall-Evans                          

Why did the writer cross the road? Because she was driven; corny, yes but true. Do you want to become a proficient writer?  The road to writing well begins with reading, writing and rest.

Writers are readers who learn their craft from other writers; find at least fifteen minutes to read every day. Reading is one of the most amazing tools in a writer’s arsenal. Reading takes you out of your life; it inspires ideas and hopefully reminds you writers are people too. More than anything writing should encourage you to live with passion. We all know the more passionate we feel the more we write.

Write, write, write, and then write some more, as I have said in previous post writing is a practice. The more you practices the better you becomes. Practice brings writers  a confidence that a pile of rejection letters can’t take away. It may take a while to find the right editor and or audience but writing like education is something no one can take away from you. So, get goodnights sleep and start everyday by putting fresh words on a page.

 Ah, then there is rest…(insert long exhale here) rest rejuvenates your mind and body.  Proper rest helps you find your balance, so that you may live a semi-sane existence. Rest is also important to physical and spiritual fulfillment. It is imperative we make time to rejuvenate our mind and body on a daily basis. The road to writing well is easier to navigate with a healthy mind and body.




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