Today, I’m visiting Susanne Lakin over at her amazing blog, Live Write Thrive. Her posts are chock full of advice on being the best at what you love doing (writing). Articles include:
- How Fiction Writers Can Use Sensory Detail to Set Mood
- The Secret to Writing Commercially Successful Novels
- Writing Scenes with a Purpose
She is the author of Strategic Planning for Writers, Secrets to Selling on Amazon, and the moderator of a free email course on how to get your books discovered.
Today, I’m talking about alternatives to traditional writing protocols:
Unusual Ways to Write (for those who don’t like writing)
In writing classes and seminars, experts told you to “write narratives using effective technique, pithy details and well-structured event sequences.” Nowhere did they specify the tool to be used. Traditionally, writers accomplished these worthy goals with words, paragraphs, pages, and chapters.
Consider this scenario: You are required to draw a picture that describes the horrors of war but you’re a lousy artist. The best you can do is stick figures and red flames. Or you feel a story nibbling at your brain but your special needs prevent you from typing. You give up, decide you can’t write.
Note: My newest prehistoric fiction book is out, Laws of Nature. I’d love for you to give it a look!
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Summer 2021.