Yep, it’s been a while since we touched on this, so let me see. We created characters, tried to understand what drives them, got our storytelling hat on, and now it’s time for a few of those secrets we’re not supposed to share.
Everybody’s different, but here’s one that works for me. Music. Epic, powerful, driving music. Movie themes are great. Get in the chair, limber up the keyboard, put on some truly epic music, and let the story flow. As the music takes you, the story takes you, and the words magically roll.
Here are two examples of stories that flowed from my imagination on the wings of epic music.
Phoenix has always been one of my favorites, but Dark Traveler is special to me. I originally wrote it to give young transgender kids a hero. One child in particular. It is a fantasy/adventure story, but it is more. It is also a window into the lives, fears, and joys of these children. The hope was to help the child’s family understand.
Now, on a different note, I’m all excited about my impending new website. I’m hoping it will be ready this month, and when it goes live I will make a serious fuss because I want everybody to see it. Keep an eye out for the smoke signals.
That’s all for now. Hope this finds you all well and happy.