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Why Working With Your Hands Helps Your Writing

I put down my pen and picked up a saw.

Painty hands held up against a blue sky
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels

Building Things Helps Story Fatigue

I made a coffee table.

An early fixation

Retro TV displaying art materials
Photo by Pawel Kadysz & Yehor Milohrodskyi on Unsplash

Building Stuff With Others Increases Story Ideas (And Gets You Friends)

Move from thinking to doing, the great cognitive shift.

Enlist a friend for the ride.

Play with power tools.

Building Boosts The Happy Chemicals

Don’t be too busy making a living to make things.

A Real World Sense Of Achievement And Purpose

A note on WIPs…

My table gets used every day.

mid century palette table with atomic legs
Photo by the author

What Is My Superpower?

Play is my superpower.



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Abi Bown

Award winning UK writer / crafter of things. Enthused about story, surrealism, Schiaparelli, synesthesia, Jitterbug and Gen X. Not necessarily in that order.