Didn’t know September was National Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month? Well, read here for more information and then send a card or note to your favorite editor or writer — you might want to start with our Princeton Global Science editors here.
Further suggestions from Angela Russell:
Sharpen all the pencils in the house. A writer needs one!
Stay off the computer. A writer might have an epiphany just as you are winning your game of Solitaire.
Do not interrupt your loved one while they are working. I have lost many ideas this way.
Do not let your toddler use the computer paper as a doodle pad. What if I have an award-winning novel at my fingertips? There will not be one sheet of paper to print it on.
If your writer/editor loved one is Blonde, take the initiative to clean the white-out off of the computer screen.
Make plenty of coffee; everyone knows that writers always wait until the last minute to finish a project. They will be up until 3 a.m. trying to decide if they should use “media is” or “media are”.
Offer to baby-sit for the writer/editor in your life. They might not get any work done, but the kids will be out of their hair for a while!