Be a student of the game~ daily writing tip#3

You’ve earned your high school diploma, BA in English, and MA in Fine Arts. Maybe you’ve bought every writing resource book that Barnes & Noble has to offer. After publishing dozens of blog posts, articles, and a few books, you know everything, right? Wrong! There’s always something to learn. And this is especially true if you are trying to establish a daily writing habit.

One of the best things you can do is read articles and books  about our craft. Find blogs like this one, read articles by your favorite authors, and hit the library and bookstores. The learning never stops. One of my quarterly goals is to read at least three books related to writing. I just finished Schaum’s Quick Guide To Writing Great Short Stories. I’ve read this one half a dozen times over the years and still find something worthwhile within the pages. Another fantastic read is The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. If you haven’t read it, do so. Like now!

You have to have a student’s heart as a writer. Learn from the best, and the not so best. Open your mind and soak up all the info you can. You’ll find inspiration within those articles you study. And it will help you become a better writer and keep that daily writing habit.

~ Write On



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