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  1. For a lot of writers, it’s much more enjoyable than straining to squeeze out a story.
  2. You don’t have to write an outline!
  3.  Surprising yourself is a good thing.
  4. Surprising your reader is an even better thing.
  5. Themes are often best generated subconsciously.
  6. If you do a sudden 180, you don’t have to worry about it.
  7. Building real characters can lead to stories that feel more real.
  8. What’s the worst that can happen? If it doesn’t work, you just rewrite.
  9. What’s most important to you in life often naturally rises to the surface.
  10. There is no better source for the perfect metaphor.

What did I forget? Please feel free to add to the list…


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