In Others’ Words: Whatcha’ Thinking?
As a writer, I embrace the power of ideas.
I know how a story idea can be the merest “what if?” nudgng me to think, to turn the question over … and for weeks, it’s nothing more than a maybe … a perhaps … a possibility.
And then, the story comes to life. Imaginary people are talking all at once, demanding that I pay attention to them, their stories intersecting with one another, demanding to be told, to be put down on paper.
There is power in story.
Think of the times you’ve opened the cover of a book, read the words “Chapter One” … and lost yourself in between the pages — the real world fading away until you reach “The End” — if that’s not power, I don’t know what else to call it.
I’ve had the oh-so-intense pleasure of sitting with other writers, tossing ideas back and forth, watching the glint of “maybe” light up their eyes. It’s magical. Absolutely magical. Why? Because we believe that anything … anything can come true.
Ah, the power of an idea whose time has come …
So tell me, what are you thinking about?
In Your Words: When has the power of an idea overtaken you? What are you thinking about, mulling over? Has the time come for that idea? What’s holding you back?
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