An editor once told me that to become a better writer and storyteller I must read, read, read, and write, write, write! But, like most writers, I was already doing that. What more can a writer do to continue to improve?
I always find that one of the great joys of writing is making something out of nothing. Writing is brain work. So, to improve our work, we can improve our brains.
Our writing brains work best when we
- get our sleep (See Brian Johnson’s Master Class, Sleep 101, intro here. )
- eat whole foods, mostly vegetables (see Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food)
- walk at least an hour a day (see the New Yorker article Why Walking Helps Us Think and my own experience of 100 days of walking, Walking to Write)
I hope you’ll have another brilliant writing week with your talented, well-cared-for writing mind.
This week from @yourwritingmuse: I admire the way you’ve created an antagonist who believes in his own struggle. From your Writing Muse