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Tip 5: Add Spark

Everyone knows what it's like to produce a dull, sleep-inducing story. Most likely, it happens when you're barely awake as you're writing it.

As you're developing your content, do you feel that it lacks spark? Take a break. Try to recall a movie in which you were totally absorbed. Think of a game or a song so seductive that you forgot where you were. Consider a TV show that you didn't want to end, or a series that you record because you can't wait to watch the next episode. Then think about these questions:

  • What drew you in?
  • How did it start?
  • What cliffhangers kept you intrigued?
  • What puzzles did you want to solve?
  • What dangers made your pulse race?
  • How did it end?

The more you know about what excites you, the more likely that you'll be able to add spark to your own content.

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