Every morning before I begin to write, I “google” the news for articles about writing and books. I plug in key words (like “writer,” “writing,” “writes,” “books”) and select the News filter. Then I limit my search to articles published within the current week. I am never at a loss to find a plethora of writing-related articles. For example, this morning’s search led me to:
Why is it important to google current news about writing?
1. It expands a writer’s perspective.
Writers can get too comfortable in their own writing world. They need to step outside and see what’s going on in the broad world of writing.
2. It cracks open Writers’ Block.
Sometimes writers get stuck inside their own heads— writer’s block! Reading about writers and writing can break that block wide open and offer fresh, new points of view.
3. It inspires.
Writing is a lonely profession. Discovering what other writers are thinking and doing inspires creativity. Googling the news can also lead writers to writing events near where they live.
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