Olympian’s train for hours each day to be the best in the world. If they hadn’t committed so much time to training, they might look something like the athletes in the video below.
There is one thing we can learn as writers from the Olympic bloopers of untrained athletes. Training. Training. Training.
How To Avoid Writing Bloopers:
*Train your mind. Build your brainstorming capacity and your plot development skills. Learn new ways to expand your knowledge of the writing craft and industry.
*Train your emotions. Learn to compensate for vulnerability by being prepared for discouragement and pitfalls along the way.
*Train your body for stamina. Writing is more of a marathon sport where stamina and pacing are required to reach the finish line. Learn to work hard, be patient, and press through challenges.
*Train your focus. Remember the reason you write and stay focused on the things that matter. Faith, family, friends, church, commitment, etc.
The writer who doesn’t train runs the risk of being eligible for a video of Writing Bloopers of Untrained Writers. What are your favorite training exercises to hone your craft?