Have you read a story that thrilled you? A story so good you wished you’d written it? Then sit down and try a screenwriter’s trick: retype the story word for word. During the retyping you will experience the rhythm of that writer you so admire. You’ll get a firsthand experience of the word choices, how the plot points turn, where the story breathes and where it picks up the pace. Retyping is a miniature writing course all its own. Try it and see what you learn, then leave a comment here for others to share.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.