One of the gifts of being a writer … is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around.
—Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
Whether your blog is about living a green lifestyle or maintaining a rooftop garden, raising kids as a lesbian mom or rescuing dogs and stray cats as a good Samaritan, there’s a good chance a huge slice of your work will be generated from your everyday experiences.
The key is to spot the experiences that matter, to train yourself to recognize a good story and give it shape.
That takes practice, but it’s also fun. Life’s a lot richer when you pay close ...