Followed a tweet to this wonderful list from a literary agent Rachelle Gardner titled "How to become a better writer: 11 non-writing related ideas". I love this list, not only because I enjoy writing and would like to incorporate more of it into everyday life as well as my genealogical work, but also because it's good advice for life.
1. Be creative any way you can. Cook new recipes. Paint a picture. Design a garden. Compose a song. Build something with Legos. Organize the garage.2. Pay attention. Observe the mannerisms of people around you. Listen to how they speak. Marvel at the way they're dressed. Notice their shoes and their posture and the look in their eye....
Go to her post to read the entire list. It's food for thought.