My overall goal with this blog is to encourage writing, give tips and hints to help writers improve their skill and add to the success of fellow writers. Ongoing contact with my writing students, current and former, has benefited my own writing to a large degree and I want to share what I've learned. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
How My Crafting Helps My Writing
I am a wife. I am a mom. I am a writer. I am a crafter. My favorite craft is paper crafting. My second favorite is drawing. Even that involves paper. As does my writing.
When I craft, I think.
When I think, I write.
When I write, I get published.
When I get published, I earn money.
It nearly always starts with crafting for me.
As I've taught my writing students, thinking is a huge part of writing. I've spent weeks thinking about things I've written before I finally sat down and wrote them. Funny thing is, when I spend so much time thinking about writing, before I even write, when it's time to write those thoughts down, they are usually written within 20 minutes and these are the ones most purchased by a publisher.
So, whenever I'm in my studio making pretty paper crafts, I'm actually working on a writing project.