If You Love Writing, Take Care of Your Better Half

I came across a bit of uncommon wisdom embedded in a list of common sense guidelines for making headway in your writing.

(4) If you have a better half living with you, make sure your better half is appeased and happy before starting.

Literature and Latte • “How to Finish Your Book on Time”

Good idea. You may not finish your book on time, but you’ll be a better writer.

So, if you love writing, take care of your better half.

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About Doug Geivett
University Professor; PhD in philosophy; author; conference speaker. Hobbies include motorcycling, travel, kayaking, sailing.

One Response to If You Love Writing, Take Care of Your Better Half

  1. Rich says:

    Yes, your better half must be appeased *before* you start, or perhaps you never will. But what about after that? Some writers are obsessive and distracted during the writing process, and that doesn’t seem to help with better half appeasement either. 🙂

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