February 5th, 2014

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Writing Excuses 9.5: Hijacking the Knowledge You Already Have, with Mette Ivie Harrison

Writing Excuses 9.5: Hijacking the Knowledge You Already Have, with Mette Ivie Harrison

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/02/02/writing-excuses-9-5-hijacking-the-knowledge-you-already-have-with-mette-ivie-harrison/

Key points: Remember the donkey, wearing a tuba and hauling a cart. Can you make music with your tuba, and pull your friends around in your cart? What aspects of your life may be useful in your writing? Teenager obsessions, relationships, secret fanfiction imagination, something that you have practiced a lot that you can transfer to your writing? Ways of looking at things? Life experiences that you can mine? Moments to remember?

Do you take people from your life experience and put them in stories? Yes, but normally just an aspect that is interesting.
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[Brandon] Now. Mary. Writing prompt?
[Mary] Yes. What I want you to do is to look at your own life. Take something that seems completely unrelated to your writing. Whether it's taking out the garbage, childhood swim lessons, something and find a way to incorporate it in the next thing that you write.
[Brandon] This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.
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