Skip to content

The ABCs of Writing

October 21, 2018

By Edie Melson @EdieMelson
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018
I thought this was delightful. I’ve listed my favorites, but you have to go to her site to see them all. Connie

THE ABCS OF WRITING – 26 THINGS EVERY WRITER NEEDS TO KNOW
A is for Adventure. The Writer’s life is definitely full of surprising twists and turns—we never know when we’ll be ambushed by an idea or spend half a day looking for just the right word.
B is for Balance. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the writing life. We all need to practice a healthy balance.
O is for Odd. That’s what writers are—odd. We look at things just a little differently from the rest of the world. That’s not something to be ashamed of, it’s a gift.
R is for Rhythm. Good writers know that words must have rhythm. There’s a certain cadence necessary for everything we write.
W is for Want. We must each decide how much we want to write. Finding time to write is a lie. The truth is that we must carve out time to write. To do that, we must want it badly enough to give up some things to make it a priority.
X is for Xerophilous. This word means flourishing in a dry environment. As writers, we must write whether we’re in the mood or not. We write when we’re full and when we’re empty. Some of my best work has come by learning to flourish in a dry time.
Z is for Zoo. And that’s about as good a description of the writing life as I’ve found!

These are the things I’ve come up with. I’d love to know what you’d add or change to my Writing Life Alphabet.
Don’t forget to join the conversation!
Blessings,
Edie
Posted by Edie Melson at 1:00 AM

Links: The Write Conversation
The ABCs of Writing – 26 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
www.TheWriteConversation.com

From → Writer's Craft

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: