Resolutions for Writers

I will write about that person or place or thing (you know the one I mean) I keep meaning to write about, even if I do it terribly and show no one.

I will write about a robot, humanoid or otherwise, at least once.

Happy New Year, happy you.

I will learn to sit and type ergonomically, because without working wrists and fingers, writing is awfully hard, and voice recognition programs are a feign plain bane pain in the but butt.

I will keep a box of scratch paper and actually use it, even if it means defiling page three of the second draft of my favorite story, which I never needed to print, with a shopping list.

I will stop printing things I don’t need to print.

I will use those beautiful journals people are constantly giving me for my birthday/Christmas, and stop telling myself they are prettier than any words I could possibly put in there.

I will try writing longhand before I type.

I will read every day, and not just blog posts and street signs, but books.

I will give e-Readers a chance.

I will try to learn a new fact every day.

I will ask for advice.

I will remember that animals might not be people, but they can be characters.

I will make up my own words.

I will try to write a play.

I will make time to people-watch.

I will persist.

6 Responses to “Resolutions for Writers”

  1. [...] 29th, 2011 § Leave a Comment Laura over at the Bark┬áposted a nice set of New Years Resolutions for writers, a few of which are shared below. ┬áPlease [...]

  2. Ericka Taylor says:

    Brilliant. Before Leyna’s post, I’d never thought about resolutions related to writing, largely because I’ve never been much of a resolution person. I love that she introduced the concept to me and then you provided a great example. In one day, I’ve gone from dismissing the concept to getting excited about how I will lead my writing life next year. Thanks for your contribution.

  3. Lincoln Carr says:

    Resolution for 2012: I will let go of goals and embrace uselessness, so that I can hear the Muse.

  4. Ann says:

    Good list!! I like to come up with resolutions as the year progresses…. feels fresh that way! Happy New Year!

  5. Mandy Len says:

    I will show up at my desk, ready to write. I will show up at my desk. I will show up.

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