I didn’t have enough to do, ha ha.
NaNoWriMo wasn’t challenging enough. ←bald-faced lie
So I’ve decided to sign up for Story A Day’s May challenge. Yes, I will write — or, at least, rough out — a story every day in May. They won’t be wonderful, like the ones Damyanti wrote for the A to Z April challenge that resulted in her A to Z Stories of Life and Death book (only 99 cents and WAY cheap at the price!).
People sometimes ask where writers get their ideas. Listen: Getting the ideas is the easy part. Ideas fall like the gentle rain from heav’n upon the place beneath. It’s hooking an idea up with plot, theme, characters, setting, dialog, point of view, language, length, tone, and all the other things that turn an idea into a story that writing is all about.
So I have a big fat folder filled with false starts, snippets remembered from dreams, overheard conversations, random thoughts, and all sorts of “bits”. I plan to reach into that folder and grab a handful of “seeds” and make stories out of them.
Wish me luck! Or, as they say in the movies, “Cover me–I’m goin’ in.”
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character takes on a challenge that may be too much for them. ←(Reflecting my new use of “singular they”.)