I watched a fabulous film last night that gave me the idea for this post.
I know what you're thinking. We're deep into NaNo and PiBo. I have a bunch of projects on the go, on top of those commitments. And I spent two hours watching a movie?
DUMB, I hear you say! But I say, smart. Because this movie was so clever, and the dialogue was so perfect, that it has informed my writing.
So, that's my wisdom. Branch out into something other than writing for a while: watch a (really good and well-written) movie, try a new recipe, surf YouTube and Jango to find songs by artists you've never heard of. Do something new; make your brain think in a new direction. I bet it will make you a better writer.
And if you write for kids, in any age group, get your hands on "Mary and Max" and watch it. Preferably not with your kids in the room, but definitely with your writing in mind.
What new thing have you tried lately?