Rewriting Your Story – 5 Tips

If you are thinking about writing a story, maybe a full length novel, then I hope I can help inspire you.

I’ve looked back at the experiences I’ve had between now, and when I was a kid, and compared it to some other people’s experiences, and I think I have five tips, which honestly, I think other people have shared with me from time to time, which will help you.

They can help you write a better story to share with others, whether it is your own life story, or a story of a life of a character in your own settings for a book or book series.  With that being said, let’s get into it.

Rewriting Your Story - Todd Tucker

  • The first tip would be, know what version of you, that you want to be.

If you are putting yourself into an imaginary world for a story, imagine a version of you within that world.

What is your past, what is your present like, and how would you like for things to change from here on out?  What kind of adventures do you want to go on?

What would it take for you to actually get up and leave the house to do something?  How many times would you have to try something before you get it right?

Feel free to both exaggerate, a little, and still be somewhat realistic.  Once you kind of know this version of you, you are ready for the next tip.

  • The second tip would be, find a group to interact with who looks forward to the version of you that you want to become.

If you are writing this story, whether a novel you are writing, or just to write a story of your life that you would prefer to be living, then add characters to your story that accept you, and that you want to be around.

There’s a possibility that one day you’ll find a copy of this story, and realize that some parts of it actually came true, or are still coming true.

Either way, with this group with you, you’ll be better prepared for the unexpected moments life will bring into your story, and the unexpected twists that you may find yourself adding to the stories you are putting your character through, who will also find that they are better prepared, because they have friends who can help them through it.

So let’s keep going, with the third tip.

  • The third tip would be, sign up for the long trip.

Whether it’ll take a month or three, or a year or three, or whether or not you’ll spend the rest of your life at this, be ready to stick with it. Think about your legacy.

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