“I’m just not that creative…”

By |2020-09-07T16:43:44+00:00March 20th, 2020|Creativity, Ideas, imagination, short stories, Writing|

Question: It is interesting to see how you come up with your ideas from something you see or hear or something you read. But I’m just not that creative. Never have been. Do you think some people are just more creative than other people? Thanks for the question, and it’s another one that I hear [...]

How Stories Happen: Working Title – “November 18”

By |2020-09-07T16:43:10+00:00March 10th, 2020|Ideas, Personal, short stories, Writing|

I am often asked how I actually write my fiction stories. As a shot at a response, I thought I would give you an inside look at how it happens by sharing an early "idea" for a story I may or may not end up actually finishing. In fact, this might even work as a [...]

Some Ideas Make it Hard to Breathe – From April 2019

By |2020-09-07T16:42:43+00:00March 5th, 2020|Ideas, imagination, short stories, Writing|

I was late for class, which as the instructor, is frowned upon. I was following a big, slow, truck, watching for a break in the traffic so I could get around. It gave me time to think about that big yellow thing the truck was carrying, and wonder just what the heck it was. I [...]

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