Introduction:All successful writers write from a "different place." They each have their own special "method to their madness." They discover what works for them and they use that to the best of their abilities. However, writers have a few habits they all share and this helps them be successful.
Successful writers are readers. They read anything and everything - cereal boxes, bad romance novels and dictionaries. Successful writers can't get enough of the written word. They see those written words differently than most people and use them in their own work.
Successful writers do a lot of research. They research all sorts of topics that may never be applied to their work. Successful writers know that almost anything can be used in their work and are constantly doing research.
Successful writers listen. By listening, successful writers hear what others are interested in and how they feel about different topics. Successful writers listen to how others use words and applies that information to their work. This helps their work to flow and to be relevant to their readers.
Successful writers are life-long learners. They tuck away bits of information to be used later. Successful writers never know when that information may be important to their work so they learn as much as possible. They understand that things are always changing and stay on top of what is happening.
Successful writers rest. They understand the need to step away from their work and let their brain relax and rest. Successful writers know that writing takes a lot of energy and that their "batteries" need to be recharged.
Successful writers know that not all habits are bad and they do not mean they are in a rut. Most successful writers have been writing for quite a while and know what works best for them. They turn those things into habits that keeps them at the top of their game.
You have to be a lifelong learner to be a successful writer. H5
Great list! I need to remember #5 when I "get in the zone" =D
What a perfectly accurate summary of habits for writers! Hee hee :)
I think I need to develop some of these habits. Great list!
I know about reading cereal boxes and dictionaries! In second grade my teacher took my ice cream wrapper away because i was too busy reading it to eat. Great list, I gave you five stars.
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