Ok, here is the deal, My PC is down, and I’m setting in my car, in a parking lot, waiting for someone to finish doing something (God help him).
So, I thought, why not write something about some stuff?
Yes, please, you say?
Alrighty then, I wouldn’t turn you guys down no matter what, wouldn’t want to displease my future fans 🙂
Let’s talk about stories. What makes a story interesting? What makes a reader want to read your book?
Is it the mystery of it? Is it the need to find out the ending of whatever happened in the beginning?
Or is it the setting? Does the world or the time period you write in draws the readers to your novel?
Maybe it’s in the characters. Does an interesting character marks the main attracting element to your work?
Or Is it a combination of all these things? And if it is, how exactly does a writer go about creating a story from these elements?
Let me rephrase the last question: From where do you begin to think about a story?
Is it correct to assume that a story in its purest form is actually pretty simple?
I’m asking this because when I set out to write a story, I tend to think about the setting, or the incidents, first, and I keep writing on and on, until I get lost in the process.
So, what I want to ask you, my friends, is this: How do you begin to think about creating a story? Do you create a foundation, and build your whole story around it? Or do you write it as it comes, and sort it out later?