Want to be a better writer?
Let me write some of the words.
Because the best stories are the ones we tell ourselves.
I have 37 years of memories and moments in my head. I have a deep, rich, personal vocabulary based on my life.
If you’ll start the story, and leave me some room, I’ll finish it with words you’ll never have access to.
What does that look like?
It looks like the photo below.
That’s from the Dos Equis campaign about “The Most Interesting Man In The World.”
He’s laughing with monks, clearly having told an amazing story that even a stoic group of monks could not resist.
What was his story?
I don’t know. The commercial doesn’t tell you anything about it. They start the story by giving you the image and the setup, but they leave out the words. Now you have the chance to write the rest of the story yourself.
Great books do this when they make you feel like you’re in the story itself, and you can hear the words as if they’re coming from you.
Bad blogs don’t do this when they so overfill the post with the writer’s thoughts that there isn’t room for the reader.
Want to be a better writer instantly?
Let me write the story.