"There are two methods you need to use when you write," I say, as I hold up two fingers for my visual learners. The two fingers not only stand for the two methods I'm about to share but also to symbolize "peace." Writing does not have to be so painful.
I inform them of these methods with a lower pitch of my voice and the most serious teacher's face I can muster.
"Would you like to know about these two methods that will make your life as a writer much easier?" I egg them on and borrow acting basics from my brother who spent at least two decades as "Jake" from the soap opera "Another World."
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