THE NOVELIST’S GUIDE TO WRITING (ONLY) WHAT YOU KNOW

THE NOVELIST’S GUIDE TO WRITING (ONLY) WHAT YOU KNOW

I believe that we all have stories, wonderful, amazing ones floating around us—or even inside us—like magical spores. I have long relied on “found” stories—or snippets of them—to create my fiction. I’m not alone in this. Most of us bump up against amazing things more often than we realize. If we can remain in a state of openness, ready for the great story that might come to us any moment, and if we can learn to identify these moments of power, we’re off to a great start. But how to transform these moments into successful fiction? To create stories that are ours, that ring with authenticity, that have personal depth—but that are not restricted by the autobiographical? I’m going to share with you three techniques that have worked for me

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