I originally thought of titling this post "Writing the story worth sharing," but decided to change the word "sharing" to the word "writing.
Most writers have vast stores of story ideas tangled in the lint of their metaphorical pockets. And certainly there is the possibility of a rich vein being discovered when properly and wisely mined. The trick, as usual, is in the quality of work a writer does to shape their story into something worth telling.
What do I mean by "worth" telling?
And who am I to judge whether something is "worth" telling or not?
Exactly the point. I'm not qualified to tell any writer whether or not their story is worth telling? Only you can decide.
We'll be spending time in class (and here too) over the next two weeks talking about how to choose the "best" story to write, and then begin preparing ourselves to write that story worth writing in the most interesting and engaging way possible.
To get you started -
- As a writer, what do you think about when there's nothing to think about?
- If you could be one person or thing besides who you are, who or what would you be?
- If you could live in any time besides the time you live in now, when would it be, and where?
- What one subject are you most passionate about? Something that makes you angry or excited or scared or...just thinking about it?
- When was the last time you felt deep emotion about something? When someone hurt you, or made you feel intense feelings of love? Something spiritual? Physical? If you were sharing this experience with someone, would you share it sitting down or standing up?
Looking forward to learning together about how to write the great stories within us.