How’s your week been so far? Mine’s just underway here, but it’s been a nice one so far. I’m starting to realize that where I live it’s kinda dumb to go outside with no jacket in the morning now (and for some reason I get surprised by it every year).
Even though the seasons are the same, year after year. It doesn’t change (although it seems to me the warm upswing of hot summer temps happens a bit sooner every year–maybe that’s just me).
That reminds me of writing actually. Depending on what you’re doing, writing has a structure–novels, emails, video sales letters, what-have-ya. The execution is way different, but the elements are the same (fiction still has characters, emails still have the prospect in mind, a VSL still has a call to action, so on, so forth).
For fiction, the length does play a part, and even though millions of books and stories have been written, people still write more. By switching up some of the elements, things can be different without being the same.
Like putting on a coat during fall, you can prepare, but sometimes that isn’t enough.
Sometimes it can be hard to get started, even if you know the structure (“okay, I have to have a character, somewhere, in conflict with something or someone.”)
That’s why I wrote a book full of ideas and strategies to try to keep “hard starts” to a minimum.
It’s specifically designed with fiction writers in mind, in case you need inspiration or get a little stuck. And if you’re a poet or other writer who depends on creativity, you could benefit, too.
The intro is short, and each prompt takes less than one minute to read. The best part is, it’s free, just for today, over here:
Don’t be stuck for ideas like being in the fall cold without a coat. And if you are, pick up a copy of the Writer’s Key, and put on a jacket.
Until next time,