A cat is the “purrfect” writing—and reading—companion, whether sitting on your lap or warming your computer keyboard. Even if you’re not a cat person, you’ll love the funny felines in these GIFs. We’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the lessons cats can teach creative writers about staying curious, being flexible, and always landing on your feet. As we celebrate National Cat Day, tell us in our comments section what YOU have learned from your favorite creative kitty!
Take Leaps Of Faith—Even If You Fall, You’ve Learned Something
Approach Each Task With Enthusiasm And Excitement
Networking Pays Off: Never Turn Down The Chance To Meet Someone New!
You Can’t Rush Success
Be Prepared—Don’t Be Surprised By The Unexpected
Remember To Give Yourself A Break
Sometimes You Can Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Take Full Advantage Of Technology
If Your Writing Career Is Going In Circles, Try Something Different
Even If You’re The Cat’s Meow, Don’t Let Your Head (Or Tummy) Get Too Big
Meet Obstacles Head-On
Eschew Routine; Try Something New Every Day
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