Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Writing Stories

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As if you don’t already know, Taylor Swift is a country music sensation, with numerous hit songs, a growing fan base and even more on the horizon. But the reason she’s made it this far isn’t just due to her vocal and songwriting abilities, but also to her knowledge of what it takes to be successful.
She’s a marketing genius and an inspiration to all writers, whether she knows it or not.
Here are five things all writers can learn from Taylor Swift and her massive success:

1. Have A Story to Tell

Swift’s songs are like mini stories. Each one tells of love won or love lost or some other aspect of life. She draws her inspiration from her life and all the things that happen to her.
If you’re going to be a successful writer, you need to have a story to tell. You need to dig deep and write about things that have happened to you (remember, you can fictionalize, that’s what makes it fun).
Or write about things that have happened to other people, like Swift does.
The key is to pay attention to what’s happening around you, to you and to other people. This is where great stories lie.

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Download from www.sonybooks.comStories suitable for children 4 - 10. Jenny, a lonely only child, meets up with the Rainbow children and has an adventure.

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