Exercise

Take a look at the work you’ve been doing, the work you’ve done, and decide what you feel your number one weakness is. Maybe dialogue, maybe exposition, maybe description? Boring sentences? Pick one weakness, and write a 750-1000 word story where a group of people are trying to figure out which one among them is the imposter – you know, The Thing, that kind of story – but write it using ONLY your weakness. Write it entirely in dialogue, entirely backstory, entire character description, or entirely short, plain sentences. Whatever it is, write the whole thing that way! It’s going to be super weird, and hard, and uncomfortable, because chances are, you’ve actively avoided writing your weakness much. But I bet if you lean into the weird, and the hard, you’re going to get some really interesting results.