The following is a guest post from Ryan Casey.
Writers can be a solitary breed.
We sit, hunched over our keyboards in the darkness of the early hours, fretting over seemingly important matters. “Times New Roman size 11 or size 12?!” we ask ourselves, before switching to Calibri.
We live in a world of SEO-jargon, and WordPress updates. Witnessing our PageRank tumble from 18 to 19 is enough to put us in a grim mood for the rest of the day.
Want a wake-up call?
This isn’t healthy. Before you know it, your eyes will be frazzled, and your mind won’t be at its best.
See that cat? That’s my nan’s cat, Fluff. You don’t want to be this cat. Be better than the cat. You need to be at your mental peak when taking on a task as momentous and lofty as writing a novel.
Fortunately, through minor lifestyle changes, you can climb out of this rut and come out feeling fresher, and more confident. I believe that confidence is the key to good writing, so it’d be unwise to underestimate its importance. Here are some easy-to-follow tips for keeping your writing mind fresh.Continue Reading