For the love of BRACKETS

I have a new found love. Brackets!

Brackets come in four shapes but I particularly favor the curly ones. { … }

My new draft swarms with them. I read a blogpost {forgot where} where this was given as a writing tip to gain and keep momentum.

Don’t know what to say? -> brackets

Need cool name but can’t come up with one ->

Have no clue what a rhinoceros eats? ->

The even better, additional tip was to put a not often used word in the brackets so you can find it easily when using Ctrl F.

My word is KROKODIL {Dutch for crocodile, and seeing I’m writing in English, the only KROKODILs are in between brackets}

Here are some real draft examples 😊

Elle falls into the embrace, into the smell of fire and {krokodil something ridiculously cool}.

The Emergency room of the station. { krokodil, add things that would be standing there}.

I thought it was a pretty cool writing  trick tip. { krokodil you can end a post better than this Irene}

 

Writing Excuses or: Dreams about Henry

Every writer procrastinates, I think (and if you don’t, do NOT tell me). My favorite pass time is PROCRASTACLEARING, cleaning already clean objects is what I do, or I move things around. I also vacuum way too often.

That’s the reason why I’m going to buy myself a Henry when I ever get an agent/ sell a book/ get published. It’s my ultimate writer goal, if I earn enough money for a Henry I’ll consider myself a successful published writer.

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I daydream about Henry tagging along the room, me vacuuming and thinking about plotpoints, he smiling all the way.

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Look at him.

But dreaming about Henry is not the reason I came to my blog today. Lately I’ve been thinking about what I should write on my blog. I enjoy reading writing tips/ tips on craft so I thought maybe I should try some of those. AND THEN IT HAPPENED (see how I’ve inserted that important plotpoint in this post hahaha)

I was notwriting on my story and listening to a podcast while vacuuming. The Podcast?

Writing Excuses.

!!!!!!!!!

Why?

Why didn’t I know this exists, it is so good! ANd now I don’t want to write on craft anymore, I just want to hear them talk and do the homework.

The tagline: fifteen minutes long. Because you’re in a hurry and we’re not that smart.

They Lie. They are smart. Go listen.