I’m not a football fanatic. I really just follow the Washington Huskies in college and the Seattle Seahawks in the pros. I don’t randomly watch two teams play just because they are playing football…I have far too much to do to waste my entire Saturday, or Sunday, just channel surfing in search of another game.
Anyway, both Washington and Seattle are done with their seasons, both having suffered rather embarrassing losses, so now I can turn my attention, in another month, to baseball and the Seattle Mariners.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
After the Seahawks lost their playoff game to Atlanta, I decided to read a couple sports articles about the game, looking for little tidbits or quotes that might be interesting. I read four different articles by four different sports writers, and three were bland and one was outstanding.
This one guy, a writer for the Seattle Times, wrote about the game in such a way as to bring it to life, a game I had watched, mind you, but he managed to make it sound brand new, like I was watching it for the first time.
So, what was different in the one article that wasn’t in the other three?
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Orson Welles
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
And that quote really is the answer to my earlier question.
The one sports writer, the really good one, had a unique style. His voice was unique, a wonderful blend of vocabulary and rhythm, and it made his article shine, while the others fell upon the junk heap of mediocrity. All four wrote about the exact same game, but only one managed to make that game interesting.
Get the point?
You are the only you. Take advantage of that fact. Make it work for you!
SHORT BUT SWEET
I’m busy with a new project. Oh sure, I’m still writing my novels, and I still do content for a select group of customers, but I decided to try something new, and that decision has me short on time this week . . . and so I’ll say goodbye for today.
Have a spectacularly unique day!
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”