The good news is many avenues provide the learning we need to better our writing.
Editing, reading, teaching, and walking are powerful learning tools for my literary pursuits.
I learn with each story I edit. The learning may tie into the writing craft specifically or with me personally, and even then, the “personal” lessons often find their way into stories I write.
Reading books on writing or books for education, entertainment, or enlightenment always ignite ideas for writing.
When I teach, the interactions and experiences in and out of the classroom become potential fodder for stories.
Walking allows me to see and participate with the world and people around me and to develop new story ideas through that participation.
In what ways are you fostering lifelong learning in your writing career?
|Shon Bacon is an author, editor, and educator, whose biggest joys are writing and helping others develop their craft. She has published both creatively and academically and interviews women writers on her popular blog ChickLitGurrl: high on LATTES & WRITING. You can learn more about Shon's writings at her author website, and you can get information about her editorial services at CLG Entertainment.|