Why Writers Should Always Do the Dishes
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"The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes." ~Agatha Christie
Do you, too, find this to be true? I work out all sorts of plot and character problems when I am engaged in mundane tasks like washing dishes, vacuuming, sweeping, folding clothes... not only does it help my stories and poems, but my house stays pretty darn clean. :)
Next time you're stuck, try it!
Irene Latham is an Alabama author of more than a dozen current and forthcoming poetry, fiction and picture books for children and adults, including Leaving Gee's Bend, 2011 ALLA Children's Book of the Year and Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship (with Charles Waters), which was named an NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor Book. Winner of the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, she also serves as poetry editor for Birmingham Arts Journal. irenelatham.com