Write in a Way That Scares You a Little

Holley – Holley Gerth (in case you can’t see that name — *a little blurred)

I SOOOOO love this one!  Write in a way that feels like you are channeling a favorite long time gone author.  But you can claim it as your own.  Write in a way that makes you feel as if you are having an out of body experience.  Write in a way that makes you laugh till your stomach hurts or till you cry.  Write in a way that forces you to sob uncontrollably and use up at least half a box of tissues.  Write fear so well that you are terrified to turn the lights off, are compelled to jump into the bed 36 inches from where it sits for fear of something grabbing you from underneath, much less go to sleep.  Chances are, when you write in these ways, you will transport your readers to these same experiences.

Ahhhh!  Isn’t writing a scene and/or a story delicious?!

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