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3 writerly tips –How to turn shopping chaos into a writer’s adventure and enhance your writing.  

 

While shopping carry paper & pen, take notice, mini-breaks, and bites.

  • Stop at a coffee shop/cafe and write about the people you see there; what are they wearing? Are they happy or
    Me at Salvation Army Toy-n-Joy

    Me at Salvation Army Toy-n-Joy

    disgruntled? Who are they with?

  • Take note of descriptions on store clerk’s exhausted, happy or rigid faces, use them later as character descriptions.
  • Taste stuff; bites of free stuff, cider at Sonoma Williams, Chocolate Truffles at the candy store and whatever coffee drink you celebrate with; peppermint mocha, ginger spice latte – write down how it taste, how it feels on your tongue, what memories the taste of peppermint or ginger evoke.

Turn your shopping chaos into a writer’s adventure by writing about it while it’s happening — like travel; always take notes during the journey because later you’ll forget the details, and it’s the details that make your writing come to life. Happy writer’s adventure.

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