Years ago, I saw a book that was a list of the things that made the author happy. I don’t remember the name or author, but I remember the book was very interesting. The simplicity and originality of it sucked me in.
As a writer I find myself constantly writing out lists of words I like, ideas, goals, books to read, authors to check out, movies to watch, and etc.
I’ve noticed that many blogs contain lists. I think the reason being that lists are quick and easy to read, catch the eye of the reader and are fun to write. That’s what I like about lists, the easy to write aspect.Check out this Editor Like List.
Here’s a list of why every writer should write lists.
- Lists spurn other ideas
- You can toss your grammar
- And punctuation to the side
- Lists create creativity
- Gets everything out of your head and on paper
- No two people will write the same list
- No rules
- They are disposable
- Or can last forever
- You feel like you are getting something done
And now here are a couple list ideas, in a list form of course:
- Books you’ve read
- Words you love
- Foods you want to try
- Poets you like
- Songs that soundtrack your life
- Things that make you smile
- Favorite drinks
- People you’ve met only once
- Most inspiring authors
The nice thing about lists, is that they are alive and in a constant state of flux. If you save a list you can always add to it, or cross items off. So the next time you are feeling at standstill with your writing, try a list.
What types of lists do you like to make?
This post was inspired by a blog post by: Pick The Brain
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