Unlock the Muse – May 14, 2019

Welcome to week two of May 2019. I’m in the heart of soccer season with my boys. Life is extraordinarily busy, but that isn’t going to change any time soon. The school year will be ending soon, and I am not ready for that. I am researching swim programs, summer reading programs and the like. And hopefully, I’m also accomplishing some novel research.

Here’s your writing prompt for this week:

Begin a reading journal. Note the last five books you’ve read and what you liked or disliked about them.

The things that work or don’t work for you in a book that you read are most likely the same things you should put into or leave out of your own writing. Use this journal to recognize the patterns. Is it the beautifully descriptive writing? Intriguing characters? Action packed plots? Can’t stand the love triangle trope? Does the “chosen one” theme put you to sleep?

Incorporate the things you enjoy most about other books into your own writing, and carefully avoid the things you don’t.

I’ll leave you this week with this thought:

Research Quote 3

Happy writing!

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