Thursday, July 30, 2009
Writing Tip of the Day: Stretch!
Give your writing a workout by stretching.
In other words…
Use other words. Go for the crazy and the unusual.
Use different voices. Write as if it was your mother talking, or your best friend, or your favorite movie actor—any voice other than your own.
Use different punctuation. Spice it up with long dashes or exclamation points or semi-colons.
Use different sentence lengths than you ordinarily do. Maybe even go for the one-word paragraph.
Use different inspirational tools.
Remember, this is just practice. I’m not asking to actually write like this. It’s simply a way for you to get comfortable with different techniques, think outside the box, and grow as a writer.