How Jigsaw Puzzles Made Me a Better Writer

Puzzles do more than kill time — they’re a writer’s best friend.

Several colorful jigsaw puzzle pieces. Via Unsplash.

Like many people I know, I developed a love for puzzles early in 2020, just as the pandemic reached the United States. Goodbye nights out with friends. Hello jigsaws! At first I viewed them as mere distractions. They helped to pass some long, stressful nights and focus my attention so I didn’t worry as much about the world…