Friday, February 12, 2016

Writerly Cross Training

post by Michelle Griep
Athletes mix up their routines to achieve maximum performance in their chosen sport. For instance, a surfer might lift weights to pump up their upper body strength which in turn helps him to push himself upright on his board when he hits a great wave. So . . . if this works for a physical sport, why not give it a whirl in the writing realm?

A writer's chosen sport is words. To increase performance, work out in another art medium:
    -  watercolor
    -  music
    -  sketching
    -  photography
    -  pottery

Any type of art, actually. Strengthening your creative muscles in other formats of art can help your writing. Interested in learning more? Check out this Ted Talk: The Power of Creative Cross Training: How Experimentation Creates Possibility.


chappydebbie said...

I enjoy sketching and taking pictures....amateur status.

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