Writing is a sedentary activity unless you have an awesome treadmill desk. Exercise can keep writers in shape.
Exercise can boost creativity and mood. Even though I exercise almost every day I do not have a perfect body but I still make a daily commitment to exercise. Fitness is a journey. So is writing.
Exercise also boosts confidence. Endorphins are good things. Writer's block, the worst first draft ever and a mailbox full of rejections are a lot easier to take after a three mile run.
Writing exercises can also be helpful to a writer. There is nothing worse than writers block. This is a lot like getting to the gym without a plan of what to do. Rather than face the blank page find a book of writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Yesterday I interviewed my character.
Here are some books of writing exercises that I like:
The Pocket Muse : Ideas and Inspiration for Writing - Monica Wood
The Pocket Muse Endless Inspiration: New Ideas for Writing - Monica Wood
Writing the Breakout Novel- Donald Maass
Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir- Natalie Goldberg
Is Exercise a part of your daily routine? What are your favorite writing exercises? Favorite fitness tip?