Meanwhile here in balmy Olympia, all is well. I continue to make progress on the novel….I’m 80,000 words into it and still don’t have a working title. LOL No hurry I guess. When I finally finish this novel then I am going to turn my attention to several ebooks that have been in the planning stage for quite some time. By year’s end I hope to have three of those done and published. So it is a busy time here and I’m sure it is for you as well. That’s what we writers do you know….we write!
Today I think we’ll talk about originality, but first a quote.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
I love that quote but I certainly hope you don’t face anger from the public for your originality.
A truly original thought in writing is rare. The major themes have been done to death, have they not? Truly good writers, however, can take a theme that has been beaten into a bloody pulp, and give it a new twist….a new approach….a touch of originality in how that theme is handled….and suddenly success arrives.
As you contemplate your next article, or your next story, or your next book, look for that new twist…that new approach. I think your readers will be quite pleased that you did.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Come on….you know you want to write about this. J
WRITING EXERCISE OF THE DAY
Give this one a try and see if it doesn’t get the juices flowing. The Super Bowl is coming in a little over one week from now. Write 200 words related to the Super Bowl. You don’t need to be a football fan to do this; in fact, not being a fan might be an advantage with regards to originality.
TIP OF THE DAY
Take a break. I’m going to go eat lunch and then I’m going to go for a walk. I need it. I’ve been cooped up in this studio for almost three years now and the walls are starting to squeeze me. It’s time for some fresh air and a new perspective.
AND MORE NEXT WEEK
I hope this weekend is restful for you. Spend some down time from writing and think about where you are headed. Are you meeting your goals? If not, what’s holding you back? Are you satisfied with your writing? What can you do differently to jump start your writing career?
Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”