Did You See It? How the Solar Eclipse Can Help You Write Better Fiction and Copy

How was your weekend? I’ll make this a bit quick…let’s get to it.

If you live in the U.S., you’ve heard about the total solar eclipse we’ll be having–probably in a few hours.

People are fascinated by things that are bigger (literally or figuratively) than themselves. To some, it’s something to brag about being a part of, an experience to share with others, or what-have-ya.

That’s how fiction, emails, and other types of writing should be.

You always want to be implying something deeper, bigger, and more complex than what’s on the surface, even if it doesn’t pass into the story.

Your readers don’t know your fiction world set on a snowy asteroid or what research you went through to help you write the email they’re reading…at least not as well as you do.

Let them see it a piece at a time–what’s normal for your characters will be totally strange for them.

Make your world something they want to learn more about–something uncertain they want to keep searching to make sense of.

And if you look toward (not at) the eclipse today, stay safe.

I will say cereal box cardboard, paper towel tubes, and/or construction paper are as high tech as I’ll be going this time around.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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