Writing Hack #17 of 33 Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Craving to Publish
One of the best ways to hone your writing skills is to write about normal everyday things. This is such a great writing hack because it asks that you practice writing on something to which you are not emotionally attached. You can objectively review if how well you have written about a common incident. And, everything you write in your journal has the potential to be used somewhere down the line in one of your books or articles.
When you write a piece about something normal, did you make the common and boring more exciting? Are you able to add exciting descriptions to normal objects, events, or situations? If you are a fiction writer, did you make an exciting story from a normal thing? Can you develop a character simply from observing a person walking by you? This is great practice on the various writing situations.
Practicing writing about normal situations can help shake you out of the doldrums or even writer’s block. However, if you are following the 33 Tactics for Aspiring Writers you are not very likely to experience writer’s block. More likely, you might find yourself stuck in an area or a chapter in your book. Take a break and just practice writing about normal everyday things.
Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!
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