Day 11: Your favourite mistake

Day 11: Your favourite mistake

We all make mistakes, if we are human beans. Some of them are just awful, although we can always learn from them.

But some mistakes turn out to be fab, and can lead to great things.

Today’s prompt: what’s your favourite mistake?

And, most importantly, what did you learn from it?

When you’re writing, consider:

  • What events and circumstances led up to your mistake?
  • What were the consequences to you and others?
  • How did you feel?
  • Did you manage to fix it—or did you have to move past it?
  • What did you learn and how has it helped you, in life and in business?

You don’t have to show this to anyone, so you can be honest with yourself. Allow yourself to feel what you felt, and give yourself permission to write the truth.

You’ll become a better writer if you allow your true voice to come out.

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. And get comfortable writing about your discomfort because that’s where the realness lies. That’s where you’ll hook your reader and make them fall in love with you, just a little.

And perhaps part of your story will be helpful when you come to write your book. Perhaps it’ll help your readers, if you’re willing to share some of it.

Set your timer for 5 minutes, fix your favourite mistake in your head, and GO.

Happy writing!


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