Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Writerly Recharge: by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

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?


  1. Thanks for the inspiring post. Makes me forget the cold of winter and think instead of spring and a fresh start.

    1. Oh, I like the idea of thinking Springy thoughts!

  2. Great ideas. Love especially the spiffy new notebook and the micron pen.

  3. These are perfect. The new notebook and pen caught my eye, but shopping is one of the worst ways I procrastinate. I love the idea of laughter as a pick-me-up. I just don't laugh enough. The thing that motivates me the most is meeting with other writers. I'm always compelled to write after discussing what-ifs and ups-and-downs witih people that are traveling the same path! Thanks!

  4. Seriously--I gotta get my hands on BIRD BY BIRD.