Bruce sent me a pointer to this post, There is no spoon. I have to admit, I don’t understand the spoon part. I suspect there’s a reference to a move I haven’t seen. (Fellow writers: be aware that many of your readers do not share your popular culture norms :-)
But if you read past that, the message I hear is try some tricks. Adapt them. Make them your own. If they’re effective, they’ll work and keep working. I can live with that.