What better way to kick a week off than with two of a writer’s best friends: a tip and a prompt?
Here, in continuation of Zac’s countdown of his favorite tips from WD in 2009, is #14:
“Know the adage ‘There’s no such thing as bad publicity’ isn’t necessarily true. You can go too far. It’s really popular–especially online–to strive for controversy in the hopes that attention of any kind will guarantee sales. Sometimes it works. But sometimes we just ain’t that pretty when we’re up on stage naked with the house lights on.” –Marketing guru M.J. Rose, in the March/April 2009 issue of WD.
And now, onto the prompt! But first, speaking of prompts, did you know you can get a free e-book of 1,000 of them, The Writer’s Book of Matches, via @WDoffers on Twitter? Simply follow @WDoffers for more info.
In honor of this great giveaway, today’s prompt comes directly from The Writer’s Book of Matches. (If you like it, you’re in luck: there are 999 more where this came from!)
A man in a business suit, briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, stands on a quiet beach watching the sunrise.
I’d love it if you’d share your response in the comments field below!
On Twitter: @jessicastrawser / @writersdigest
You’re invited: Join the new WD community at http://writersdigest.ning.com