WRITING TIP: Take care that what you feed your mind nourishes your soul.

WRITING TIP: Take care that what you feed your mind nourishes your soul.
Many of us avoid junk food but are indiscriminate about the kind of junk we allow into our consciousness, letting anything recommended by friends or the media or our Facebook feed have free reign. This is a mistake. As writers, our mind and heart is the source of our work, and if we fill it with cliches, violent images and negative stories that drain us of life, we don’t have the inner resources to produce fresh, life-affirming work. Author Rob Breszney offers this advice for nourishment: “Seek to feed yourself exclusively with the images, sounds, stories, and food that truly satisfy your primal hunger rather than the stuff that other people like or think you should like.”