How To Dance Like A Writer #Writers #WritersLife #AmWriting


Writers mainly dance in private. They normally start to bust some moves after a special writing moment. These can range from simply penning a decent paragraph without any typos to thinking up an idea for a future bestseller.

You don’t have to be a writer to adopt the writer dance moves below.

Writers normally get their groove on by their writing desk or in the kitchen, after a strong coffee. They will switch on some music and let themselves go.

Please note that true writers dance in their pyjamas and fluffy slippers whilst some crazy, thrill seeking writers dance in just their underwear.

Here are some instructions on how to dance like a writer:

  1. Your creativity will be reflected through your dance moves. Make those moves overly complicated and vigorous. Writers are very creative creatures so your dance moves should be elaborate and at times mind-blowing.
  2. You should look intense whilst dancing. As writers are intense creatures, the look on your face, whilst you groove, should be powerful and passionate. Either maintain a fierce dance stare whilst you strut your literary stuff or go for the ultimate intense dance look – eyes closed. Sigh!
  3. Your dance sequence should tell a story. Writers never stop telling stories. Even when they are shaking it down in the kitchen there is a story coming out of them. So make sure you are making lots of interesting shapes with your arms, hands and hips to act out the lyrics of the song.
  4. Dance with some writer accessories. Writers are always walking around with a pencil in their ear, a notepad hanging out of their pocket and a coffee in their hand. So make sure you dance with some or all of these writer accessories.
  5. Tweet whilst busting some moves. Writers struggle to stay away from Twitter when they are writing. So your dance sequence needs to contain a slow part where you can stop and tweet.  Use some interesting writer based hashtags like #writerdancingalert and #writersgetyourfunkon
  6. Half way through your dance sequence look distracted. Writers are always on the look out for other things to do whilst writing. Your dance sequence needs to reflect the writer procrastinating.
  7. It is vital that your dance sequence reflects your chosen literary genre. 
    • Gothic fiction. Make sure your dance moves are dark, moody and scary. Try to be emotional whilst dancing.
    • ChickLit. Go for something upbeat, fun and fast.
    • Science Fiction / Fantasy. Chuck the dancing rule book out of the window! You want to be performing dance moves that have never been seen before in this world!
    • Young Adult.  Your dance sequence needs to energetic, fast paced and rebellious.
    • Romance. Make sure your dance sequence is slow and your hands clutch your heart a lot.
    • Crime Fiction. Use a variety of kitchen and tool box props to convey your genre through dance.
  8. Start and finish well. When writing books writers always start and finish well. They tend to lose interest during the middle parts. So your dance sequence needs to reflect this. Make sure your opening dance moves have the WOW factor. During the middle part of the song look bored and finish on a dancing high (try a star jump, a cart-wheel or even a forward roll). Squeals of literary excitement can be added for maximum impact.

Sigh!  I love to finish my writer dance sequence with a forward roll…this great body movement is wasted on the young!

Let me know if you have been busting some moves today?

Have a fabulous day and keep dancing!

photo credit: RG Video Cracki Party via photopin (license)

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Lucy Mitchell lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats. Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Her debut novel Instructions Falling In Love Again is OUT now and already pulling in some fabulous reviews ❤️

54 thoughts on “How To Dance Like A Writer #Writers #WritersLife #AmWriting

  1. Now you’re talking…dancing my thing…coordination quite another…the clutching heart move…all genre…’Beat It’ …let’s hope so…here goes!

  2. Love a good boogie!!!
    And I tend to dance with a story in mind!
    But that may be more to do with the fact I like Bollywood AND EVERYTHING is a story in that! !!

      1. Then that is me, a true writer lol!
        The holiday so wonderful but I have a sick young lady at the moment so the two,of us are relaxing this morning while the others are on a speed boat ride. It had been so warm here, I think she got a bit of heatstroke, and was being sick last night… Thank God for hotel room service and the staff!

  3. Now this is just so me. I chachachaed with my wife after the first press of the publish button because, well The Lighthouse Family was on and it sorted of worked. And the spectacular finish. ye! Though mine would be the old man cartwheel which is a bit flat with wobbly spokes…

  4. Funny stuff! One of my favorite posts.
    I was watching flamenco last night in Sevilla. Now those dancers are definitely writing a novel with their moves. Drama, drama, drama 💃💃💃
    As for me – I’m doing a sultry tropical dance in a straw hat and flowing skirt, “An expat mystery”

  5. I love Flamenco dancing/music – so dramatic! Reading this list, it’s clear that I have to work on my dance moves 😀

  6. Your dancing days are n.e.v.e.r. gone. Look at ME.I don’t care. Leave it to a sister to tell me I dance between the beats. What the heck does that mean? o_O I’m dancing, aren’t I ? Mwahaha. 😀 😀 😀

  7. My kids wish the writer dance was done in private. My husband the engineer gets very nervous when I drag him to square dances for research. He likes things scripted while I live in constant hope of unexpected drama and bad moves.

    1. Loved this comment Adrienne – you sound so like me – living in constant hope of unexpected drama and bad moves – love it!!! I also dance in front of my kids who just roll their eyes. So sad in back in the day my moves were pretty special ….sigh!

      1. Three to choose from, not bad eh? A girl is spoiled for choice – but what would Roxy say?
        I’m sure a disco isn’t needed to dance… is it? 😃

  8. “Please note that true writers dance in their pyjamas and fluffy slippers whilst some crazy, thrill seeking writers dance in just their underwear.” Brilliant! But Lucy, where are the desk seated dancers? Who throw their arms up and wiggle about.. you missed us out.

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