Dirt for Mother’s Day

The rain went away for a bit and I’m raring to go to the garden. My Mother’s Day present? Dirt of course. If I’m trying to pretend I care about writing on so fine a day, I guess I’d say dirt is the key to good writing. If you aren’t willing to put in a decent foundation, you can’t learn your craft. If you can’t learn your craft, you won’t grow as a writer.
Writing Tip for Today: Plant your BIC, get your hands dirty with the seedlings of your stories, tend your words with lots of revision, eliminate weedy wording and watch your writing bloom. Ack! No more gardening analogies for writers–see ya. I’m headed outside to play in my new dirt.

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About Linda S. Clare

I'm an author, speaker, writing coach and mentor. I teach both fiction and nonfiction writing at Lane Community College and in the doctoral program as expert writing advisor for George Fox University. I love helping writers improve their craft and I'm both an avid reader and writer of stories about those with wounded hearts.

1 comment on “Dirt for Mother’s Day

  1. Linda,
    Love your analogies!
    That’s what I did Sat and Mon. I worked in my dirt and wood chip pile. I had a huge stump removed, or well really, ground up. By dark last night, I had added mint mulch, 2 bags of good soil and planted several plants. I realized it wasn’t a one-weekend project, but an ongoing summer one.
    I’ll re-work my soil, pull out wood chips, add plants and mulch until my little corner is the best it can be. Just as I’ll continue to revise my stories until I’m satisfied my readers will see the pictures and action the way I do.
    Thanks for the chance to practice writing.
    Ha Ha,

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