When Writing Gets Lonely

Mar 29, 2014 | Cara's Adventures, Tips & Tools for Writers

UnknownI write at home, which sometimes gets lonely. Here are ten of my simple strategies, for better or worse, for dealing with that:

1)   Watch an hour of Netflix at lunchtime

2)   Walk to my favorite neighborhood coffee house to write

3)   Take a five-minute break to visit Facebook and Twitter

4)   Call my husband

5)   Visit with a friend or colleague at a coffee house

6)   Mentor youth

7)   Attend readings, workshops, author events, and conferences

8)   Volunteer for a writers’ organization

9)   Teach workshops

10) Garden

If you work at home alone, what do you do to keep from going stir-crazy?

About Cara

Cara Lopez LeeCara Lopez Lee is the author of They Only Eat Their Husbands. She’s a winner of The Moth StorySLAM and performs in many storytelling shows, including Unheard L.A., and Strong Words. Her writing appears in such publications as Los Angeles Times, Manifest-Station, and Writing for Peace. She’s a traveler, swing dancer, and baker of pies. Cara and her husband live in the beach-town of Ventura, California, where they enjoy tending their Certified Wildlife Habitat full of birds.
Cara Lopez Lee

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