Sunday, 30 September 2012

Metaphors be with you


Let me give you something to think about today.  


Here is an excerpt from an article by Colin Nissan, "The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better than You Normally Do," where he gives his own set of advice to writers.  In this piece, he compares writing to a muscle and looks at what it takes to make it stronger.  Check it out.  Tell me what you think.  What does writing remind you of? What would you compare it to?  

WRITE EVERY DAY

Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Think of your words as reps, your paragraphs as sets, your pages as daily workouts. Think of your laptop as a machine like the one at the gym where you open and close your inner thighs in front of everyone, exposing your insecurities.* Because that is what writing is all about.


Writing is a muscle you need to work out to strengthen.

From
 THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING BETTER THAN YOU NORMALLY DO.     BY COLIN NISSAN

*edited


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