Even though it's a short one, February (or any month) can be one of those draggy ones for me, so I thought I'd share a few of the writerly pick-me-ups that I've collected along the way. Sometimes a quick read of an inspiring post, a little time in a great book, a brief email exchange with another writer, or a little laughter can be just the thing when I'm feeling stuck, or bored with my own writing, or distracted, or...
Zadie Smith's 10 Rules of Writing.
Eudora Welty on writing place.
Karen Strong's lessons from a writing routine.
Anne Lamott, of course, because Bird by Bird.
And just yesterday, from the fabulous "This Itch of Writing" blog, tips for choosing between multiple writing projects.
And of course, a literary favourite, good old Twyla Tharp's Creative Habit, a put of strong black tea, and treating myself to a spiffy new notebook and Micron pen are always good for a boost!
I have a long list, but posting more might perhaps just maybe be procrastinating, and I need to pick one for the day and get to work.
What writing recharges do you use?