As we get close to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11, here in Canada, my thoughts are going to my Dad. I think I will give him a spot on Tips from the Tops this week. Were he still among us this is what he'd say if I asked him for writing advice (he was head of public relations for the Canadian Armed Forces and wrote and edited all the time). He'd say:
Tip: Apply your seat to the chair.
Top: My Daddio
How it Works in My Life: When I listen to that voice it works quite well. It cuts through all my discursive thinking and tells me what I need to hear. Writers write. Period. Other things he might add would be 'Pitter Patter Let's Fly Atter' and 'When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going".