Summer mini-writing workshop: More writing truths (with examples)

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Just as Studs Terkel wrote about average folks who worked lowly jobs, write about the relatable. We all love stories about the everyman or everywoman. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/04/10/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-9-theme-work/

The how behind something can be even more entertaining than the why. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/04/10/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-10-theme-how-blank/

For better or worse, from every relationship, we can find one takeaway. https://sarahleastories.com/2016/04/28/poem-a-day-2016-writers-digest-challenge-28-theme-important-blank/

Sometimes, the real story is what happens the day after. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/12/29/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-333-theme-exhaustion/

Listicles are more likely to be read than an essay. (My condolences to English professors everywhere.) People like their information to come in tweet-sized packages. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/09/29/10-myths/

Headlines are deadlines, the stories, the lifelines. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/11/28/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-27-theme-leftovers

Sometimes, the story half-writes itself. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/05/01/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-30-theme-bury-the-blank/

Our environment has a profound effect on who we are. We all absorb our surroundings—we just internalize them differently. https://sarahleastories.com/2017/04/01/poem-a-day-2017-writers-digest-challenge-1-theme-reminiscing/

Love stories don’t have to involve romance. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/11/15/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-11-theme-animal/

We’re often nostalgic for things that were wonderful in their time but are relics in retrospect. Shared nostalgia illuminates a generation of people. https://sarahleastories.com/2017/11/30/writers-digest-november-poem-a-day-2017-challenge-30-theme-back-in-the-day/

There is a story behind every recipe (or in every recipe). https://sarahleastories.com/2017/11/27/writers-digest-november-poem-a-day-2017-challenge-27-theme-blank-of-blank/

Even if a word doesn’t have a place in your speaking, it just might have a place in your writing. https://sarahleastories.com/2018/04/25/poem-a-day-april-2018-writers-digest-challenge-25-theme-intriguing-seldom-used-word/

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