Sometimes the writing process needs a good old shake up.
Instead of writing what you know – or the WAY you know – try something new.
Sometimes the challenge of writing in a new genre or style opens your eyes in ways never anticipated.
Take risks, dare to do the new…
Shaking up the same story
- Change narrative point of view (from first to third – or maybe even second.)
- Tell a scene from a different characters’s point of view.
- Take one scene and make it a separate stand-alone short story with a beginning, middle and end.
- Mess with time – have your character tell this same story from a different vantage point – move to future and tell the story from a perspective five, ten, even forty years later.
- Write in screenplay form – or talking heads. What kind of story can you tell using only dialogue?
- Write a rebus story. (See this helpful site for tips)
- Take the heart of a novel or short story and write it in one poem
- Create a comic strip (even if you are not an artist!)
- Write a story in Pig Latin.