Hermit crab essays allow you to use ANYTHING as the "shell" of your writing
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Why I’m Obsessed with Hermit Crab Essays (And You Will Be, Too)

Have you ever wanted to say something in a form OTHER than the basic paragraph layout? Or come across a form, advertisement, poster, instruction list that sent your creative wheels spinning? Then you need an introduction to hermit crab essays. These genius pieces of creative non-fiction are the perfect out-of-the-box tool for any writer.

Chat Bench: Designed to Provoke Conversations
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How to Use Conversations to Spark Story Ideas

Yes, most writers are introverts and prefer to hide out from the general public. But if you're willing to venture outside, the conversations you overhear might prompt story ideas you wouldn't otherwise encounter. It's worth the risk you might have to engage with another human being.

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Fan Favorite

Everyone finds themselves intrigued by and fanning over SOMETHING. Before you know it, you've purchased every book in a series, watched every movie, and collected every piece of memorabilia you can lay your fingers on. And - if you're a writer - you might have dabbled at playing around in the world. Fan fiction's one of the best ways to job you're writing brain. And you never know when it'll lead you to the next best idea.

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Hear it “Write”

Everyone's imaginations work differently. And that's a good thing! How else could you end up with so many retellings of the same plot? The same can work if you "look" at sounds. Ask for a description from a group of random people, and you'll never get the same description. Therein lies a potential source of inspiration for your work.

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What Do You Meme?

If you spend ANY time on social media, you come across memes. And they span the spectrum from serious to hilarious. People share them for different reasons, and you're probably the same. But have you ever noticed a meme catching your eye? Something starts your writing brain going. And you should LET it. Because it doesn't matter where you get your inspiration, as long as something fantastic comes of it.