Writing Secrets

When you are lost for an idea and don’t know how to start. What do you do?

You don’t have to go looking for ideas…they are always there…just waiting for you to make contact.

Usually, they appear as passing thoughts.

But when one pops into your head, grab it with both hands and just run with it.

Thoughts might be random, but they are gifts…like little seeds that are just waiting to be cultivated.

Your best ideas usually appear when you least expect them to.

A few words will pop into your head, but that is usually enough to get you started.

Words are the magic wands of creative people.

Don’t dilly-dally when an idea appears. Just start playing around to see where it goes.

Get that first sentence right.

That’s the tricky part. It tells the reader what they are in for.

It might take a while to get it into shape…but play around with it for a while until it takes on a life of its own…

A story has an energy of its own and it knows where it wants to go.

Follow the clues that it dictates and the routine it has set in place.

But it must grab a reader’s attention and keep them reading.

It doesn’t matter whether it is a blog, a book or a movie…it has to sound credible.

A good story travels along interesting or unusual lines.

And it usually has quite a few complications. That’s another reason why a reader wants to know more.

 

 

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