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Join me at Live Write Thrive to talk about unusual ways to write

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.

But why?

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.