Improve Your Writing By Celebrating The Dead

This Week In Writing, we celebrate Day of the Dead by learning from writers and ideas no longer with us. How do past writers inspire you?Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash; Edited by the author

Today is Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos. Throughout Mexico, living relatives celebrate and honor the deceased. There’s a lot of wisdom gained through learning about and honoring those who’ve passed on. The same is true when it comes to writing.

Walking into 10th grade English class each day brought a new Author of the Day written on the whiteboard. The teacher celebrated dozens of (mostly deceased) authors who made waves throughout history. Observing and learning from these great authors wasn’t just a way to learn about their work but also how they inspire current writers.

How do past writers inspire you? Hit reply and join the conversation.

Thank you to everyone who filled out our Fall Community Survey. Your comments are awesome and will help Jessica and I plan and make decisions moving forward. Plus, I’m working on a special edition of the newsletter in a few weeks that addresses a number of the questions asked in the survey responses. Look for that soon.

👀 Read more from The Writing Cooperative on learning from the dead:

Fuel Your Writing Career: Find Dead Mentors by Bobby PowersRewriting Dead Content: 3 Reasons I Have No Shame by Kevin J FerrisThe Personal Essay is Not Dead by Cherie Gilmour

Improve Your Writing By Celebrating The Dead was originally published in The Writing Cooperative on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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