Writing Tip #7-Curiosity is a Superpower

I love writing. I love teaching. I love teaching writing. I love listening to writers talk about their manuscripts. I love problem solving with writers. I love the delicacy and boldness of writing. These tips are things I’ve learned over the years that have held me in good stead and kept me going through the hard dry times. I hope they help you.

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Curiosity is my superpower. If I can be curious, I can dispel my anxiety about all the things I can’t control. Things like: Will my agent like the manuscript? Will the publishing house acquire the manuscript? There are so many things we can’t control. When we wake up in the morning, we have no idea what’s going to happen. Life is anxiety producing. But If I can step back and be a little curious, my anxiety goes way down and I can breathe. That’s my other superpower: taking a breath. Oxygen to the brain and heart. Amazing stuff.