As writers, we tend to sit at our desks or computers for long hours. We rarely exercise (huh? we're supposed to actually move?) and tend to snack on the wrong things. In other words, we don't take care of us.
And that's not good. So my blog today is short and sweet but important. Take care of you. You come first always. Make a pledge to eat better, move more and do what you have to in order to take care of yourself. Not only will you feel better, but it will actually help your writing.
Birthdays: Arthur Wing Pinero, Joseph Brodsky, Mikhail Sholokhov
Tips and Teasers: “Her eyes dropped to the floor.” Ewwww – check your story for body parts. Unless it’s a horror story or gruesome murder scene, you shouldn’t leave them lying around. Her gaze can drop to the floor, but not her eyes.
Thought for the day: "You can’t write about people out of textbooks, and you can’t use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence." - Katherine Anne Porter