Pick one thing you are hoarding. Take a picture of it. Write the story behind it. Then put them both on your blog.
Why? Once it’s published, your attachment to the hoarded stuff is gone. And, you also get:
- Self-promotion that’s genuinely interesting
- De-cluttered home
- Memories that now live forever
Try it. You have good stories to tell. And lots of hoarded junk to get rid of.
Do you start with a story and figure out the moral? Do you use a template fill in the pieces?
Here’s what I do: I start by reading. Gathering. Learning. And along the way, I adopt an opinion, a style and a voice.
After a lot of that, I start writing.