Wherein I endeavour to share writerly advice lightened with humour, pictures and a dollop of 1930s-1940s history.
Yep. That's how it starts.
And after all of that, some character comes along and changes the chemistry. For the better...but still...
Elspeth - I really like your idea of questions. They really do lead to some of our best ideas, don't they? And when that happens, there's no limit to where it all could lead.... I've found that simply asking myself a question such as, "What's the weather like in this story today?" helps jump-start my brain...
"What If" and "Why?" A writer's best tools.TerryTerry's PlaceRomance with a Twist--of Mystery
Carol; Yep.Giggles; I *know*! Annoying, isn't it? Although, bless their little hearts, they do help shake up the plot!Margot; Thanks for sharing that tip! I've never used the weather as a starting place, but I certainly shall in the future.Terry; They really are, aren't they? I think all of us start with asking some form of those questions.
Love the way we can talk ourselves through a story!And...I might abandon a pair of heels. I'm too tall and too clumsy to wear them!
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