Dec 31 2014
Writing-related resolutions for 2015
Today’s post is a simple one in honor of the coming new year—some quick suggestions that might deepen your writing practice, in the spirit of New Year’s resolutions:
- Start a new journal.
- Sign up for a writing course or group, or start your own. It can be as easy as sharing email addresses with other writers who want to give and receive feedback on each other’s work.
- Be a better observer of the world around you.
- Buy a subscription to a small press or a few literary magazines, or make a trip to the library, and seek out work by writers you’ve never heard of, about experiences that are different from some of your own.
- Back up your work on your computer more often.
- Try to attend local literary events.
- Write love letters to the most supportive people in your life.
- Dig out old drafts and experiment wildly with form, genre, line breaks, plot, anything. Don’t be afraid to unearth something solid from a piece of writing you’d written off.
- Make sure you have enough of your favorite pens, and if you can, stock up. Carry one with you.
- Write more today than yesterday.
Do you have a writing-related New Year’s resolution?