Write On! 4 Things Writers Can Do on the 4th of July
It’s a middle-of-the-week holiday! Are you writing? Going to a barbecue? Watching fireworks? Whatever you do, you can keep your creative mind going …
Here are 4 things writers can do on the 4th!
1. Take the day off. Use today to enjoy spending time with friends and family … or just read a book or chill out. You need and deserve to take time for yourself! Plus, you’ll get a lot more writing done tomorrow when you are happy and refreshed!
2. Do arts and crafts with the kids. Any sort of creative activity is good for your mind. Find a fun 4th project and jump on in! I generally recommend writers do one non-writing creative activity once a month … once a week is even better!
3. Go people watching. A holiday is a great time to go people-watching. Study people’s habits, interactions, and dialogue for use in one of your current or future stories. Take notes while you are out or go home and jot down all that you remember.
4. Tune into your senses. All description starts with the senses. Whether you are out at a party or relaxing in your backyard, take note of what you see hear, taste, smell and touch. Use as many words as necessary to describe the taste, smell, and touch of today’s delicious barbecue. Then jot down what you see and all the sounds you hear during tonight’s fireworks. Enjoy!
How are you spending your day? And do you plan to make your day more creative?
Happy Independence Day! Write On!