There are the usual habits of the writer, but for me one of the most important one is “waste not, want not”. Life can be a garbage can at times, in that things gets thrown around and thrown out. The ideal is not to waste anything. As a writer, this means to not waste a word, a paragraph, and idea, that may be of use somehow, somewhere. Of course, I fall short in executing this 100 per-cent, but the principle is something I want to abide by, from what’s in my room, to the cupboard, generally speaking. Waste not, want not also means that anything I buy is used economically, from food, to CD’s.
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Sharing since 1986. I like using words and expressing and articulating my thoughts in stories, reviews, articles, poetry, and other kinds, and in chatting about writing. My first publications were the high school magazine and the national youth newspaper. From there I published in Reality, GiveWay (Later called Transmission), Crosslink, Kid's Highway, Entertainmentnutz.com, Challenge Weekly, Daystar, The Dominion Post, The Evening Post, Otago Daily Times, Eco-Living, Cutting Edge, Communiqué, Christian Herald, Church Times, Good News Paper, Wel-Com, Youth Worker, Anglican Taonga, Faces Mag, Beliefnet, The Secret Place, and the Upper Room devotional. View all posts by peteswriting