Need One? Write Five!

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Paper Beats World

Here, then, is my best writing advice.  Especially if you’re starting out, and feeling a little unsure of what you’re doing.  There’s a great pressure when it comes to coming up with ideas.  That’s where the write five rule comes in handy.  There’re a lot of reasons why this works so well.  Here are a few of them.

You won’t get stage fright

I get scared when I start thinking up contest ideas.  I’ll readily admit it, because I bet you do, too.  I start to wonder what other people will be entering for a contest, and I’m sure their ideas are so very much better.  Then I can’t think of any ideas at all.

Writing at least five ideas takes the pressure off.  That might sound backwards, but think about it.  If you know, no matter what, that you’re going to write down at least four more story ideas…

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