Spontaneous Stories

Sometimes, I have scenes spontaneously appear in my mind that replay consistently throughout the day. I don’t know the characters, I don’t know the story, but a distinct bit of dialogue, a feeling, a circumstance. Now, I’ve written here on my blog before that I don’t believe writing has any magical aspect to it–I stillContinue reading “Spontaneous Stories”

The Big Question

HAPPY NEW YEAR! How is it already January 7th? I had planned on making a post closer to the new year, but, here we are. Okay, so you have your character. Now what? Where do you go from here? The next step is asking yourself the Big Question: What does my character want? This isContinue reading “The Big Question”

“How do you write a story?”

“How do you write a story?” “Where does your inspiration come from?” I’m asked various versions of these questions anytime I tell someone that I’m a writer. Well, where does a writer get the inspiration for a story (whether it be a short story or novel or poem)? This is how it happens: the writer goes toContinue reading ““How do you write a story?””