Welcome to Day 80 and Day 15 of our Writing Challenge.
I got in just over 1100 words of writing early this morning and that's not all...
Before the sun was up, I filled up a bowl with cold water and topped it off with ice cubes. I then proceeded to dunk my face in the bowl for 15 seconds. I came up for air, squealed out a bit from the rush of cold that went through me, and then dipped my face back in for another 15 seconds. I then did it all again for a final 15 second round.
Maybe, but some say a facial ice bath can do great things for your complexion - like fighting wrinkles, and giving you a healthy all-day glow.
I'm all about smart and simple health tips (even if they're a bit unconventional)...
Like the apple cider vinegar I drink every morning or the kale shakes I won't start my day without...read more about all that here.
Anyway, simple is the way to go.
Even when it comes to writing and these go-to writing tips...
Stay in the Active Voice
Writing in the active voice has more power and impact than passive. For example - The man was hit by the speeding car (passive) versus The speeding car hit the man (active)
Use Short Sentences
Short sentences and paragraphs are easier for the reader to read. It also helps keeps a better pace of the story which can help keep the reader more engaged.
Put Mini Cliff Hangers at the End of Each Chapter
Want to make your novel a page turner? End your chapters with an event or question or a unexpected plot turn that leaves readers wondering what exactly will happen next.
Cut Out Unnecessary Words, But Remember...Detail is King
Consider these two sentences...
Today I bought a new car versus...
Today I bought a metallic bronze BMW convertible with spoke wheels and a champagne colored Merino leather interior.
Can't you just visualize this car? Your reader will too.
That's all for today.
Except...More on ice Baths for your face here...
And finally...courtesy of Don Draper, here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"Make It Simple But Significant"
Here's to Being All In,