How to be a Better Writer: Say Good Morning

Good MorningCall it being contrary—and I can exhibit the quality—but I make it a point to say good morning to the people I meet during my early morning runs. They are few and far between and typically have ear buds in their ears, but I still make eye contact and at least tip my head in greeting. It’s a way to force myself outside my comfort zone and to seek an encounter.

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The Writing Slump is a Wilderness

Wilderness“In the wilderness we’re plunged into an awareness of danger and death; at the very same moment we’re plunged, if we let ourselves be, into an awareness of the great mystery of God and the extraordinary preciousness of life.” —Eugene Peterson, Leap Over a Wall

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How to be a Better Writer: Be a Bloodhound

Bloodhound
When a writer writes, she sometimes starts with an idea. It might be vague, ill-formed, and entirely out of focus, but she has one. She follows its trail until it becomes clear.

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