Not much progress in writing yesterday besides going over some stories to get the feel of where I left off before the computer crash. I am getting used to carying my netbook with me now. Before the ballgames started I had it out and was clicking away happilyas I carried on a converastion with one of the other moms. Boy did I get some weird looks at that! lol
I have row 12 started on the beadwork project. This is a long slow piece but I should have it complete by next week sometime.
Now that the formalities are over, what shall I talk about today?
Ideas are always a good place to start.
So where do they come from? To answer truthfully, everywhere. Everything is a potential story, from my son talking about mechs to missed call at the ballgame. For me, ideas are a situation that involves characters and something to resolve. The resolution is the story. The characters are the focus.
Sometimes this is a very simple thing to do while others can be quite complicated. For instance, a baby is crying because it is hungry. The simple thing to do is grab a bottle or the mother’s breast and feed it. But that is for a human baby, what are you going to do with an alien or a dragon? Here is where the situation involves more than just a simple solution.
That is where a story starts. You begin with somthing quite ordinary, add elements to clarify the situation, and follow it through.
Or at least try to keep up with it.