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Come out of your writer's cave and keep in touch with reality

Iain Broome
Iain Broome
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We writers have a habit of going all ‘solitary confinement’ every once in a while. We hole ourselves up in our writing caves, laptop at the ready with enough tea or coffee to last us that particular day, week, month or year.
It’s another unhealthy writing stereotype, I’m afraid. Quite often, we don’t need to shut ourselves off from the world. In fact, in almost all cases, the more we can keep in touch, the better off we are. That goes for the quality of our writing too.

In this episode I talk about why I think it’s important that writers make sure they come out of their caves on a regular basis.

As always, it’s as much a note to self as anything else. We all throw ourselves a little too hard at our writing, from time to time, and I’m no different.

It’s also worth mentioning that this was the second take of this episode. The first saw me interrupted, and then later attacked by a cat.

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I'm the author of the novel, A is for Angelica. Every week, I send Draft Mode, a newsletter full of tips and tools that help you improve your craft and promote your writing.

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