Science and Stories

So it’s January–or the month I like to call, “Hello, Highlights Fiction Contest. We meet again.”

But this year is going to be different. Because this year, I’m going about this whole thing scientifically.Β 

Yes, indeed. I’m using science all up in here. Well, technically, all up in my head. I read “7 Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers and Reel Them In” and now I am in possession of seven super scientific tips. I believe, as we say in the business, I have an edge.

Of course, I suppose it’s possible that tons of other writers have read the same article. I mean, it’s a very good article. It’s possible that even now, these writers are coming up with scathingly brilliant stories with ridiculously brilliant hooks. All the more reason for me to get to work.

Time–and the Highlights Fiction Contest–wait for no man (or Cathy C. Hall).

And P.S. You could probably benefit from these seven ways in whatever you’re writing. Essays, novels, short stories, flash–it’s all about telling stories. And apparently, science.

10 thoughts on “Science and Stories

  1. Ha haaaa! There are two Highlights magazines on my *cough cough* bathroom floor right now. I keep thinking I will immerse myself in them the next time I’m soaking in the tub (or doing other time consuming things in there) to prep for the contest. But, quite frankly, they scare me. I haven’t opened one yet. I was just going to “forget” about the contest until the deadline passed this year and then say, “Oops, maybe next time.” But now I’ve officially been warned. πŸ™‚

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