Monday, January 5, 2015
Do Writers Need Fun and Games?
What is the writer's life like with all work and no play?
I think recreation and leisure time are important components to the writer's life. We can learn much from games, brain teasers, writing prompts, hobbies, and similar activities. They have the potential to enhance our mental faculties by stretching critical thinking skills, concentration, patience, and self discipline. Even if you are not a big fan of games, there are other pursuits such as photography or painting that bring similar benefits.
Writing is a solitary activity and games that require other participants can offer fellowship and inspiration. It's good sometimes to get out of "our little world" and get a breath of fresh air, stimulate our minds in other ways, and broaden our perspective.
We're never too old to give our brains a brisk workout, nor are we too smart that we cannot learn new things.
Our writing will always reap the benefits.
That said, here are a few links to kick off 2015.
Merriam Webster Word Games
Writer's Digest Prompts
25 Creative Writing Prompts
How is your writing enhanced by games and recreational time? What games do you like?
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