So, you've lost that writing feeling? Wondering if you need to take your muse out for a nice dinner or send her flowers to bring back that creative spark? Of course, staying in your muse`s good graces is important, but maybe what you need to do is recharge with a change in your writing life.
Many writers I know, myself included, tend to form habits and stick to them, by golly. The reasons start out valid: I can only write when the baby is asleep, or my husband is at work, the house is completely quiet, the moon is in the seventh house, etc., etc. Or, I only write in third person, always fantasy, never with pen on paper. Only. Always. Never. Really? Let`s have a Write a Different Way Day and see what happens.
Story changes for us to consider:
- If your work in progress is in third person, switch to first
- Pick a different character as your protagonist
- Make a nice, kind character wicked instead
- Change the setting to an opposite climate
Changes of where and how:
- If you write in a quiet room, go to the park or the mall
- Write with a pen on paper instead of a computer
- Dictate the day`s writing into a voice recorder and play it back for yourself
What will you do on your Write a Different Way Day?