"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible." -Vladimir Nobokov

Monday, July 4, 2011

How to Get the Most out of your 4th of July

We writers take holidays seriously. Not because we spend most of our time writing in our pajamas (if we're lucky) and holidays are the only time we get to dress up, but because holidays are a great way to get new material for stories. Right? Ok.

So, on that note I'm going to tell all you fellow writers out there how to get the most out of your 4th of July.

1. Go places. Ok, this may seem obvious, but for those of you who were planning on sitting at home doing nothing today, wake up! What better opportunity are you going to have to observe all those 4th of July party goers.

2. Bake. What's more patriotic that good ol' apple pie? Plus, you can get your mind off of writing for a little while you wait for inspiration to show up.

3. Spend time with family. And while you're at it, steal your favorite uncle into the back room and give him that manuscript you've been dying to show someone. (Just make sure he'll give you good advice!)

4. Crash a Barbecue. Ok, well you don't have to ruin the party, but definitely observe the happenings at your typical backyard grill fest. You never know when you may have to write a scene like that!

5. And finally, go see fireworks! Not only are fireworks essential to a successful 4th of July, but while you're at it why not do a character study of the hot dog vendor at the event. Who knows what stories will pop up?!

Well thats all for now. Hope you all have a great 4th of July!

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