20 Ways Writers Spread Joy

I hope I’m a joyful writer; I know Lynne Fellows is one, she selflessly shared Cynthia Herron’s article with all of us. Thanks Cynthia and thanks, Lynne. And you, fellow author or reader, share some joy today!😀

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You’ve heard it said before. The writing life is not for the fainthearted.

In addition to the actual writing, marketing, and everything our craft entails, there’s an added dimension. Because our work is solitary in nature, sometimes, loneliness nips at our heels. Toss in a few life events and trials, and we have the perfect recipe for conflict—an element integral to great fiction.

The reality is it’s real life. Our lives. And sometimes, it’s difficult for us to talk about what we’re going through. Transparency is tough. Uncomfortable.

The good thing?

When we experience heartache, we view others’ hardships through a fresh lens. We’re inclined to nitpick less, listen better, and love more. We’re considerate of the process and we’re moved to pay it forward.

Here are 20 ways writers spread joy:

1. Joy-minded writers write something worthy. They take the high road. They uplift. Motivate. Inspire. Love

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