Is your writing in the pits? Are you tired of writing the same thing day in and day out? Do you wish that you could unprofessionally change your writing to fit a holiday theme regardless of content? Do you like ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and the elderly?
Well now you too can make your writing more Halloweeny! Personally, I just shot over today an article on coping with loss to a client who does grief counseling. I spooked it up with some references to scary ghosts and monsters, plus I added a personal touch by discussing my own affinity for ninjas, pirates, and robots. My client has not gotten back to me, so I assume that she is speechless in awe as to how timely my article is.
There are things I do to get myself in the holiday mood. For one thing, I listen to "Monster Mash" on endless repeat so that I can get myself in the proper frame of mind. Monster-related partying--and more specifically, monster-themed dancing--is a key component to understanding the nature of October 31st.
I also wear a costume while I compose my work. Unfortunately, this year I have decided to dress up with a very hot and heavy mask that obscures my writing, so sometimes I makalizles;aovewmw without even realizing it. Also, I tend to sweat a lot and the room gets awful spinny when I don't take a water break but that's the sacrifice you have to make to write effectively.
I invent words too, like turning Halloween into a verb and making it into an article about how to Halloween up your writing. I submitted that article to a regular client who lets me ramble on for some unknown reason.
Whew, it's really hot in here. I need to go lie down, but I want to stay in character so I'll leave the mask on. That's safe, right? Leave your own Halloween ideas in the comments below!