Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Write Gifts for 2015 (And They’re All Free!)

The most common New Year’s resolution for writers: Write that novel.
But before you start (or finish), give yourself a break, and give yourself the three things you’ll need most to keep that resolution:

1)      TIME. Time is the writer’s most important—and neglected—asset. Use it wisely—and generously. No matter how busy you are, you can find the time to write most every day. Whether it’s thirty minutes at dawn or your lunchtime at work or 90 minutes at night after the kids go to bed, making the time to write is your first gift to your creative self.

2)      SPACE. For your inner writer, writing is a sacred act—and so you create a sacred space in which to do it. Dedicate a studio, a guest room, even a corner of your den to your work—and equip it with the tools and talismans that will inspire you to write every day.

3)   PERMISSION TO PLAY. Remember, the resolutions we keep are the ones we learn—sooner rather than later—to enjoy. So allow yourself to have fun.

Happy writing in 2015! May all your fictive dreams come true.

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At January 1, 2015 at 1:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Paula. This simple advice feels so right.

At January 1, 2015 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Paula Munier said...

Writers write--it's that simple, and that difficult!

At January 2, 2015 at 8:33 AM , Blogger Sandra Gardner said...

thanks, Paula! great post! Happy New Year!
sandy gardner

At January 4, 2015 at 7:17 PM , Blogger Heather L. Benton said...

Yes, times a million.


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