Writing is Good For You

There’s nothing more enjoyable then writing and being around others who love to write. At conferences, clubs, or workshops with new and seasoned writers, it’s feels inspiring to be around others who love the craft. Just this weekend, I connected over coffee with Jack Monroe, a great writer of political intrigue tales for young readers. He’s going to be on a radio program soon, so stay tuned for more.

So how does one become a writer? Well, for starts—write! It doesn’t matter whether you’re writing a book, a poem, a blog, or even a letter to a dear friend. Writing is an art and a gift to our brains. It actually makes us healthier and smarter! The process of writing is proven to reduce our stress. Also, we can remember things longer as we exercise an important part of our neurological system that craves the workout! But to really get these wonderful benefits we also need to write by hand more often. I actually wrote my very first novel by putting pen to paper. No laptop at all! It was a great exercise that helped me to stay organized and focused.

But what’s really important here is the art of writing. Also, I can’t stress enough the inspiration found by connecting with other writers and friends who want to write. If you’re a novice writer or just enjoy the art of writing, get your writing buddies together and start exercising today an inspiring and good for your health practice that will last a lifetime.

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