Writing Time, Part 52. Got to Admit, It’s Getting Better.

book-Pen-small-e1424382992427-300x300What does it mean to “get better” at writing? An editor once told me that to succeed with my novels I must read, read, read, and write, write, write!  but like most writers I was already doing that, and getting no better at storytelling.

It all gets a little clearer when we remember that the great joy 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.

Cheers Mel

muse smallThis week from @yourwritingmuse: I admire the way you’ve created an antagonist who believes in his own struggle.  From your Writing Muse

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