This morning I dreamed I woke up and told my husband about my dream. Then I woke up and told him about my dream. And I STILL hadn’t had my coffee yet.
VERY Groundhog Day!
Write About A Repeating Routine/Event
- Write about the same event from different perspectives within the same story.
- This is a great opportunity to shift the reader’s sympathies, subtly as you go through the story (think: Gone Girl)
- Hold back some details from each successive occurrence, to allow room for your story to grow (for instance, you can mention the yellow flowers on the way to work, the first time your character walks by them, but wait until the fourth iteration to tell us WHY they matter)
- Use different language as the story progresses, to reflect your character’s state of mind. (Growing frustration? Soothing repetitiveness? Boredom? Longing?)
Post your story in the comments if you dare!