How to Halloween Up Your Writing

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!

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  1. I love Halloween – it’s my favorite holiday! Some other ideas –

    – Change your Voice Mail message to a Halloween theme – nothing instills confidence more for a new client than screaming horror

    – Paint your face in skeleton mode for your next video marketing – try to resist the urge to say you are working yourself to the bone or dying for your art.

    – Accept candy instead of payments for Halloween only – well okay, maybe not such a good idea.

    Thanks for getting me in the Halloween mood, Clint!


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