“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
My cousin just invited me to Good Reads which is a social kind of website that allows you to see what your friends are reading; you can also make book recommendations and read reviews. If you’re one of those people who writes book recommendations on little slips of paper, notebooks, word documents and never can find them when you’re looking for something good to read check it out.
Craft book wise, I’ve been perusing Everyday Creative Writing, Panning For Gold in the Kitchen Sink. I took this book out of the library so often that I finally broke down and bought a used copy. It’s full of useful exercises that ask the writer to look no further than the ordinariness of every day life to find inspiration. One exercise asks the writer to notice warning signs on products around your house to write a poem, story or essay. Today, try it, it’s amazing how many warnings are on everyday products that you might not normally notice. If for some reason you can’t find any look here for some inspiration. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag