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Advice for a better life

I think all good writing advice is just good life advice” —Catherine Lacey

Writing advice streams in a constant torrent for any aspiring author to wade through. Write every day, don’t wait for inspiration. Follow regular habits and daily rituals for writing. Tell a good story. Cultivate a writing community. The list stretches on with no shortage of great ideas to improve one’s skills and habits for successful writing.

And as Catherine Lacey points out in an interview with David Naimon on the Between the Covers podcast, all of this is good life advice. Learning to write well, creatively, productively applies also to learning to live well, creatively, productively. Being good at what you do translates to being good at who you are in every facet of your life. Live every day, don’t wait for inspiration. Follow regular habits and daily rituals for living. Tell a good story. Cultivate community. All good advice for a better life.

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Beach writing (Photo by M. R. W. Bremer, 2017)

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