Cross Training

So, what can we do when we’re tired from writing but still want to maintain a consistent writing habit?

No surprise here, my first tip comes from my experience as a runner; cross training.

If you’re used to writing long books, try writing short stories. If you usually write in one genre only, dip your toe in another genre for a while. If you usually write fiction, switch to non-fiction.

This gives you a chance to develop different writing muscles. It gets your mind thinking in a new way, and in the end makes you a better writer. I’ve done this many times and it works like a charm.

Tomorrow, tip #2.


About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

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