Two writing Christmas gifts to give yourself

Dec 24, 2013 | Better Writing

Everyone who writes seriously wants to write better. If you want to write better next year, here are two gifts you can give yourself this Christmas.

Give yourself the gift of privacy. Close the door to your writing cave. Find a place to write where you won’t be interrupted. Writing is struggling with the angels of meaning and it happens best in private.

Give yourself the gift of inspiration. You will have good ideas, after all you’re human and that’s what humans do. But inspiration comes when you capture ideas so you can compare and modify and combine them. Develop a way to capture the ideas you have. A notebook or index cards or a digital voice recorder all work.

Merry Christmas.