WRITING TIP: You don’t need anything special

freewriting“If I dismiss the ordinary – waiting for the special, the extreme, the extraordinary to happen – I may just miss my life,” said Dani Shapiro. And you just may miss the richest source of writing as well. While writing seems to demand the drama of the extraordinary, this can be a trap, sending us to look for our concept of what is important rather than tuning into what is actually important. This is an invitation to look at the everyday with fresh eyes, open to the possibility that there is no such thing as ordinary.