So, you’ve chosen the experience you want to write about. You’ve flicked through the photos from your trip and jotted down a few thoughts about the incident.
Now, the cursor on your computer is blinking on a blank white page, taunting you as you struggle to figure out just where to start.
The good news is that you already have all the skills you need to tell a compelling story. You’ve had them ever since primary school, when your competed with your friends on a Monday morning to tell the best story about what happened on the weekend.
And you’ve been honing them every day of your life ever since. With family over dinner. With friends over a drink. With colleagues around the office microwave. Even in these times of pandemic, you’ve been telling stories, on social media and on catch-ups using Zoom.
Now it’s time to us those finely-tuned skills to tell a story that will make your reader laugh, cry, and maybe even change their lives. Here’s how...