Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tip for bloggers from novelist Will Self

Bloggers should constantly be on the lookout for topics. Inspiration often hits at awkward times. That's why I like the following advice from British novelist Will Self.
Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.
I recently wished I'd taken a notebook onto the elliptical machine. A women's magazine sparked a new blog post idea. I was so worried about forgetting the idea that I didn't enjoy the rest of my workout.

Self was quoted in "Ten rules for writing fiction (part two)," which appeared in The Guardian, a U.K. newspaper.
____________________

Susan B. Weiner, CFA
Check out my website at www.InvestmentWriting.com or sign up for my free monthly e-newsletter.

Copyright 2010 by Susan B. Weiner All rights reserved

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.