Writer’s Wisdom 93

To Snack or Not to Snack … That is the question.

Many of us have good or bad snacking habits.  Most freelance writers are glued to the computer ten or more hours a day and snacking becomes a habit.  It becomes a bad habit when we start snacking on the wrong food choices, such as candy, potato chips, and other stuff.  As long as we have to snack why not feed the brain with food items that fuel it?  Some of this brain power snacks are Trail mix, nuts, healthy carbs, whole grains, fruit, veggies … A few suggestions are apple slices with peanut butter,grapes, oatmeal with pecans and cinnamon, fruit smoothies, and eggs, turkey and whole grain bagel for lunch. 

This is good but we must keep these foods around so we don’t end up reaching for the quickest fix.

Writer’s Wisdom 92

When a Book Happens

When does a book happen?  I thought about that for a while.  Many writers have manuscripts piled, many rejected, others awaiting completion, others just waiting … stories waiting to be read.  This got me thinking, a story has been put into paper, in a way it has been told, even if it has not been read yet by many.  In that sense, a story brews in the writer’s mind and it is born once it is put on paper (or PC).  A book is more complicated than that.   A book is born when it is read – a book happens when someone reads it.  The story has been dormant for how many years it might have taken, and the simple act of reading awakens it.