Get Out on Stage
Loralei here, on my last day as guest writer for The Writer’s Life.
I’ve shared a lot with you this week on how improv techniques can help you start (and keep on) writing.
So, what else could I possibly tell you about improv and writing?
Only that, just like an improv actor taking the stage, now you have to get out there and do it.
Here’s where you can start …
Remember the exercise I gave you on Day 3(the one I asked you to save)? Where you chose a household item and imagined the character or prospect who would use it?
Today, you’ll take that exercise a step further. This should really get your creative juices flowing … and have you, once again, committed to your writing success:
- Write a short email ad (no more than 300 words) convincing the prospect to buy your product. You already know the reasons why the product will solve whatever problem your prospect has – now go out there and persuade her to buy it.
- Write five headlines or email subject lines for the ad that capture your prospect’s attention. Try an urgent approach. Or a soft-sell. Or something unique and intriguing.
These two exercises give you an opportunity to practice tapping into the mind of a prospect … and practice some copywriting techniques.
Plus, the simple act of writing is powerful – it means you’re taking action and shows your commitment to this career path. And, it provides great experience as you go after paid projects.
Let me know how you did in the comments.
It is my hope you take the steps we discussed this week to create the writer’s life you’ve always dreamed of.
As William Shakespeare said so eloquently (and it applies to improv, writing, and life):
”All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
Come play on the writing stage. I’ll be waiting for you.
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