Birthdays are a good day for self-reflection. You have lived through another year and there have been great memories made during that time. And perhaps there will be a few thoughts about what you want to accomplish this year. But what does all this have to do with writing?

Everything. This is where you get the best ideas for your writing over the next year. Also if you wish to write down in a journal all the events of the previous year so that you remember them should you ever want to write a memoir, this is a good time.

But self-reflection is also good for poetry. I am a novelist with the occasional short story idea, but on very rare occasions a poem with come out. Usually in the form of a limerick, because they are the greatest form of poetry. There will never be a book of my poetry published, but poetry does help focus the self-reflection into something meaningful and useful.


About heathersdomain

I'm B. Heather Mantler. I have been a writer for most of my life, with my primary focus being novels. In 2010 I learned how to finish a book through NaNoWriMo and have since used NaNoWriMo sessions (November and Camp) to write my fantasy series The Kings of Proster. I also have other novels out; Committed to Her Enemy, Chenarcor, Princess or Pirate, and A Thief In Search of a Baby. I've always got another book on the go. You can find me on Twitter under B. Heather Mantler. Also if you have any suggestions, or things you want to me to write about, send me an e-mail at To help me out financially:

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