If you have a writer in your life, there may come a time when you need to drag them away from their keyboards, or when the blank screen and blinking cursor leave your writer cranky and in need of some fresh air. To save her sanity, and yours, these are my suggestions of things you can do with a writer.
Do you write? What sorts of things do you enjoy doing?
- People watch together.
- Go to author book signings.
- Go on a “research” sightseeing tour. (Bring your camera and extra pens.)
- Play Scrabble.
- Visit a museum.
- Sit and work together. Writing tends to be a solitary endeavor. Keep her company as she works. Don’t speak unless she does first. Definitely laugh at her when she makes faces as she writes.
- Visit historic “author” places, like Bath, England, or Key West, FL.
- Do something that takes them out of their head. Dancing is always nice.
- Do something artistic or visit a play or Opera.
- Ask to read her work.
- Spend the day browsing books in a used book store.
- Sip coffee or tea in a cafe while brainstorming ideas.
So that was twelve things…
Did you expect anything less?
I make up stories after all.
Original post – February 22, 20130