by Michelle Dunn
From writer’s block to “Wicked” — author Gregory Maguire offers five tips to help you get the ink flowing.
- Write every day. Journal, postcard, Facebook entry, sonnet, screed or soliloquy. Doesn’t matter. Every day.
- Read every day, but read outside your comfort zone. If you hate poetry, try it. If sports bores you, read sports. If you’re red, read blue; if blue, red.
- Walk every day. You don’t have to choose to think while you’re walking. You will be thinking, deep down.
- Cut out the noise. Pull the plugs. Silence the garbage. To get decent reception for the broadcasts from your muse, you need to concentrate.
- Write as if someone’s life depends on what you tell them. It just may be true.
Michelle Dunn is a writer and editor and the copy director for Southern New Hampshire University’s Marketing and Communications office.