Check out this great post from Jean’s Writing blog on the secret to writing something original.
Use a formula.
Yep, you heard me right. Sounds contradictory I know. Why? Because we are creatures of comfort and formulas work.
I mean, who doesn’t have a favorite comfort food, favorite chair, a feel-good movie, or book? We enjoy the familiar.
A genre formula is a writer’s best friend.
Putting yourown unique spin, touch or style is what makes a reader recognize your uniqueness.
Sort of like spaghetti sauce. Everyone knows it’s made with tomatoes, meat, and spices. But how the cook puts it all together will determine the flavor.
Remember, how you execute a story is what makes it unique.
- You (the cook) make the difference.
- Different isn’t always a good thing.
- Readers want genre…
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