Monday, September 7, 2015
Writing is like a gym workout
Writing is like a gym workout. Your writing muscle needs to be exercised to get stronger. Write your words as if they are reps. Write paragraphs as if they are the sets of your different words. Remember to practice sets that exercise all the muscles. Sets on character development. Sets on world building. Sets on dialogue. Sets on...well you get the picture. Combine all of these sets so that your pages become the daily workouts. Take that mind set and use your laptop as a machine, like the one at the gym. Exercise steadily and on occasion push the boundaries. Write a little more than you usually do, write about new interests, write on issues that challenge you. At the end of your workout rest, reward and recover. Like the body, your mind needs time to recuperate and rebuild.