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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Real life and fodder

Real life is rich in story possibilities.  You just look around you, read your newspaper, or even read others ideas.  The world is a writers fodder.  I have often caught snippets of conversations, little gems that I write down.  I put time/place and some small details about the background (what I know of it anyway) pertaining to the snippet.  I have a file set aside for these snippets.  My favorite so far was something I heard at a Barnes & Noble several years ago...."I'd sell my body to pay the rent!"  I worked that in to a story.  Story's should be rich in detail, showing not telling.  And as they say, "Truth is stranger than fiction."  

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