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Writing Through The Joys of Summer

Let’s play a word game…

What do these words have in common? Weddings, birthday parties, vacations, school’s out, lighter and brighter clothing, assorted melons, peaches, plums, berries, clam bakes, beach fun and squishing ocean sand between your toes. They all conjure celebrations, vacations, relaxation, the joys of Summer and the end of winter blues.

If you are anything like me, a few lazy days of summer work like magic in fixing the winter blues quickly. There is something wonderful about the feel of sun rays on a breezy day that magnifies euphoria and inspires effortless writing. Aside from the buzzing of a few bees, swatting a few flies and repelling ants with one foot against the other writing life is good during the summertime.

Do allow your imagination to run free and write whatever comes to mind. Sometimes this is the best writing – freestyle at its best! It is used to get the creative juices flowing. Try this exercise – chose 5 unrelated words and write for 15 minutes without stopping or making any corrections. After 15 minutes, stop and read your story. You will undoubtedly have a rough short story or an idea for a novel.

Be careful of the sun rays and the buzzing bees but enjoy writing during the lazy days of summer. I know I will.

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Uses for Creative Writing Tools

Writing requires reading, especially books and other good sources that are written in the genre that you’re interested in writing. Exploring tools and software is also useful and sometimes necessary to propel you to new heights. I recently purchased a text software that allows me to write directly onto a picture (Text & Photo – Picture Text Editor). I’m interested in using this style picture to do a quick FB post, add to my blog and add some zing to a few other writing projects.

Have you learned a new skill to aid your writing career? Please share.