A day in the life

As a writer, even an “ordinary” day can be a source of inspiration as long as you pay attention to the things going on around you. Sights, smells, overheard conversations – all of these things can help you generate ideas for your writing.

In an exercise taken from his book The Writer’s Idea Book, author Jack Heffron helps guide you through the process of capturing ideas by writing down everything that happens during a single day. Try this fun exercise to hone your awareness and find ideas for your writing in the world around you.

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About seescottwrite

I'm a writer and editor. I've worked for Writer's Digest, HOW and Popular Woodworking and have authored and co-authored several books including "The Monster Spotter's Guide to North America," "The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook," and "The Writer's Book of Matches."
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