Writing is like many things. A relationship, a dance, life… and fashion.
In my teens, I never cared much about how I looked. (Why would I when my closest friends were boys, my super sensitive skin was at its peak with acne, and the guy I liked — aka, my husband — thought I was beautiful anyways?) But as I grew older, I gained a new appreciation for fashion and, with my mom’s help, decided to develop my own style. One that embodies my quirkiness and interests and that embraces the occasional trend… and that is almost exclusively clearance rack/resale store finds and hand-me-downs from my mom.
Then, one evening as I picked out clothes for school the next day, I realized that my appreciation for my own style isn’t just about clothes. It also reflects my philosophy on writing.
So, from the past two weeks, a succinct idea of my philosophy on writing and fashion (with pictures of clothes I actually wore)…
Learn from the classics. (They’re classics for a reason.)
Layers add complexity and interest.
Pair up the unexpected for a new twist.
Try new things.
Be confident. (If you don’t believe in it, who will?)
Be yourself. (And don’t be ashamed of it.)
How does something else in your life reflect your writing philosophy?