Every Writer Needs a Helper

I am a firm believer that every writer needs a helper. Sometimes the helper comes in the form of an honest friend, willing to read your work and offer constructive criticism. Or maybe a helpful spouse who helps you extract a character out of the corner you’ve written them into.

But most of the time, the helper who is willing to sit through the hours of silent typing is the four-legged type.

Mine mostly likes to lay with his back to me.

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He throws me sorrowful looks over his shoulder every so often, jealous that I’m playing with characters beyond his reach.

When my helper senses my frustration on how to weave a particular scene or whether a character would really speak a certain way, he tries to distract me.

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My helper is quite cunning his in cuteness.

But he doesn’t just limit his helping skills to writing. Oh no – he is quite practiced in the science of research as well.

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Though he’ll never read the words I spend hours writing while he dutifully waits nearby, I can’t imagine not having my little writing helper around.

Do you have a writing helper you couldn’t do without?

(Yes, this article was nothing more than an excuse to post cute pictures of my dog.)

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