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'Doodling For Writers': How A Little Drawing Can Improve Your Work

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:58am
Updated: Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 8:16am

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Rebecca Fish Ewan, author of "Doodling for Writers."

Every single one of us has been in a waiting room or a dull meeting and tried to find something to help pass the time. For many people, that means it’s time to pick up the smartphone and check the news or send a text or watch a video.

But what if that would be rude? Or what if you already have a pen in hand and some paper in front of you? Then doodling might just be the best option — just start scribbling some shapes, and you may end up with something.

Rebecca Fish Ewan is a landscape architect and poet, but she also has written a book, "Doodling for Writers," and she even teaches the occasional class on doodling.

The Show spoke with her and began the conversation by asking why doodling has a bad reputation.

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