Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Day 16, Wednesday, March 16th


A draft has to start somewhere. But if your writing is “overdressed” how can you seduce your reader into an intimate reading experience? Take it off, baby!

Give your readers some credit. You don’t have to explain everything. Just remind them of things they already know and of feelings they’ve already felt. They’re intelligent, intuitive beings or they wouldn’t be reading your work, right?

Like trying to describe salt -- you don't need to bother! Readers already know how it tastes. Who can describe salt, anyway? Trying will only frustrate you,  and annoy your readers.  J.M.Clark

Creativity Kick-Starter
All acts of creation are linked. Doing crafts is actually a way of getting the writing juices flowing.

Make something -- make it with Legos, or yarn, or Duck Tape.

Decorate something – your office, or a writing binder, or an Easter basket.

Include your kids and have some fun!
- PJ Switzer

Writing Sprint
(Pick one)
By a vote of 5-4 the council has granted the 
right to vote to all moose.
Whatever happens, we'll always have Death Valley.

Let's get the mojo going. 
Set your timer for 15 minutes 
and write fast & furious. 
- PJ Switzer

Ready. Set. Go!

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Productivity Pointers
Looks fine to me.
If you’re one of those neat, organized people or space aliens as I think of you, this pointer isn’t for you. However, if you’re an absent-minded creative genius like someone I know (me) then you need to hear this.

Clean your workspace! It’s out of control and you know it. You can’t think with all those soda cans, empty gum wrappers, and piles of paper surrounding your computer. Take care of that and I bet you’re productivity will go up by a factor of nine. (I have no idea what that means but it sounds good.)

Go on, now. Go clean.
- PJ Switzer

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1 comment:

  1. Yea, cleaning the writing work area is constant work. Ironic considering I'm an organizational clean freak. Just don't visit right now. hahaha