Not being a big sports fan, this is one of the first times that I’ve really gotten into watching the Winter Olympics. It’s not just because it’s in my home country (Go Canada Go!). Working hard to achieve my own writing goals has led me to really appreciate the level of dedication and commitment it takes to make it. A few things I’ve learned from watching that I can apply to my own writing:
Speed. Set a pace and get a rhythm going, but save something for that final push when it really counts.
Timing. One decision about which way to go or when to make a move can effect the entire performance.
Details. All the small elements–dramatic gestures, a simple step sequence–require attention to create a perfect routine.
The connections that writers make between writing and the Olympics are interesting, too. More food for thought about the Olympics and writing by Lisa over at Author2Author, Susan Lyons and Eileen Cook.