Novelist shares 25 ways to be a happier writer

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For every cup of burnt gas station coffee I’ve choked down, there’s a perfect vanilla latte from a Starbucks barista (who even spelled my name correctly on the cup).

For every “Tyler Perry presents” trailer that vexed me, there’s a delightfully crappy rom-com in which my favorite on-screen couple reunites.

And for every Angela Lansbury murder-mystery my grandma forced me to watch, there’s an indelible memory of the British actress playing a beloved teapot.

Clearly, life has its many minor displeasures, but as you can see, there are plenty of things to be happy about. While most writers might fixate on that which hinders the creative process, novelist Chuck Wendig is counseling fellow scribes on how to improve their mundane mood. On his blog terribleminds, the author shares 25 ways to be a happy writer (or, at least, happier). Here are a few from the list:

1. Write.

11. Stop looking at your Amazon ranking (or other Internet numbers)

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