On Fridays, we like to share writing tips and tricks with our readers. We hope this section will encourage and inspire you to continually improve as a writer.
Writing Tip – Perspective
Walk around the block or hike a new trail. Absorb your surroundings. Stop, turn around and look back, observing where you have just been. This change of perspective offers a surprisingly different view. Pay attention to the details you failed to see when walking forward and how those details alter the scenario. It is this backward or alternate perspective that will help to open up your story while discovering uniqueness from another view.
Writing Prompt – Find your Special Place
Within each of us is that special place. A place we look to for comfort, for happiness, for warmth. It is a collaboration of sight, sound and feeling, that even when simply thought of, you are able to relive this place with its sensations centered in your being. It may be the sound of the ocean and the waves curling over your toes, sand beneath your feet. Or the heat from your grandmother’s oven with the smell of her home-baked pies strategically placed on the checkered tablecloth. Think of this place – this feeling – and dig deeper. Find the meaning behind its importance. Write about each ordinary detail that makes up your special place.