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:
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!