Monday, October 31, 2011

Stretch Those Muscles


Is that a cute kitty face or what? My black and white tuxedo cat, Abraham, loved to brace himself against the bookcase and stretch to his full length. He'd make the same face as the cat in this picture. Then he'd march around, working the muscles in his legs in slow motion. After this display of feline flexibility, Abraham would settle down with a contented sigh.

I get the same satisfaction from working my writer muscles. Oooh, trying some new technique to make my character come alive pushes me to the limit. Mmm, describing taste sensations send me running for the chocolate.

Writers: Have you stretched your writer muscles lately? How?

Readers: Have you read anything lately that made you sit up and take notice? If you can recall a phrase that made you smile, tickled your funny bone, or made you wish you'd said that? Please share.

12 comments:

Cindy R. Wilson said...

I'm really stretching my muscles lately, with my new WIP. Romantic comedy. A fun challenge, but it's working me hard :)

Nancy said...

Can't think of any I've read lately. I'm on a reading time off right now. (Novels) I need time to do other things.

When I do get a great phrase, I write it down and put it in my quotes envelope.

Wouldn't it be awesome of someone put something I wrote in their collection?

Sarah Forgrave said...

Aren't cats funny? They each have a personality all their own. :)

My brain has been stretched a lot lately. I'm working through a new craft book and learning tons.

Have a great week, Susan!

kristen said...

I'm about to. Tomorrow NaNoWriMo will commence, and it will definitely stretch me. Can't wait:)
Have a fantastic day!

Ryan and Melanie said...

"The Moral Premise" has definitely stretched my muscles. I love that book!

quietspirit said...

Susan:
I've been writing a Bible Study on Prayer. I plan on giving a few copies out to some friends for Christmas. Shhhh, it's a secret.:)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cindy - Ooo, that genre sounds delicious!

Hi Nancy - I wonder if Jane Austen ever dreamed her novels would become classics. :)

Hi Sarah - What craft book are you reading?

Hi Kristen - You're a brave soul! I've written 55,000 words in 4 months but not in 1 month.

Hi Melanie - I've heard of that book and read several blog posts on it. I need to write down the name and pick it up.

Hi Quiet Spirit - I promise not to tell a soul. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Karen Lange said...

I am always writing and stretching those muscles. Poised to stretch even more on the WIP. :)
Blessings,
Karen

Marja Meijers said...

You're always putting your finger on the sore places Susan :) I need to stretch more. THANKS!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - Blogger just wiped out my comment. Grr. As I was saying, we're stretching with that project.

Hi Marja - LOL! Writer muscles get sore just like physical muscles.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Terri Tiffany said...

I stretched to finish editing my WIP this week:))

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

Congrats! I hit a snag that slowed me down.

Blessings,
Susan :)