Repetitive strain injury is an issue with writers and artists so make sure your ergonomics are sorted out! This may seem a bit extreme for poem writers but think how much time you spend sitting hunched over reading – get up every hour, go for a walk, have a stretch, do a little yoga!

This will not only help prevent you injuring yourself, it means you’ll be getting some exercise – and as a writer it is important you exercise!

It is all too easy to fall into the trap of sitting at your desk all day drinking endless caffeinated drinks and eating salty or sweet snacks. This can be very detrimental to your health if done for long periods – and yes we are moaning ninnies but we just thought it best to warn you!

Having said that we hear one of the WoPoWriMo’s team members loves having a bowl of dry cereal to munch on whilst writing or reading! Another prefers yogurt covered rasins!