For over a month now, I’ve been playing around with a new character. The purpose was to write a short story for The Surrey International Writers Conference. So far, I’ve gotten to know and understand the character, however I am still as far away as possible from writing the story.
I thought once I knew what the problem was that the words would flow. That has not happened. One character we (meaning me and the protagonist) thought was the antagonist has shown his true colors and is not.
One of the problems is that I’m having a problem determining where the story begins. There are scenes I have written, but the cohesion I search for is evading me. To inspire myself, I am going to listen to the webinar presented by James Scott Bell that I received for my entry in the Writers Digest Short Short Story Contest.
The deadline for Surrey is September 22, 2017. This week for @The Creative Hour, I will commit to getting a good solid start on this.
In the meantime, keep the coffee flowing.