How I Create A Story

My stories have a way of popping up out of nowhere. They are inspired by something that’s happened in my life or maybe a movie I see or a question that is asked of me and a character wants to answer. I see my characters first before I hear them. I’m very visual which is why on social media I display a lot of art and I think my characters know that and appeal to what I can see of their story before they begin telling me their story. I start to ask questions about them and what they want from me. What is it they’d like to share, and after a few things are clear to me I start an outline. My outline is a living thing, constantly evolving, but the structure it provides helps me to keep pushing forward to end.

Getting to the end is sometimes I challenge. I don’t start off writing fast. I take my time getting to know my characters, but once I know and understand their motives and their story, the words flow like a river. I can write my books in a month’s time but it usually takes a month to warm up before I get to the place where I’m ready to run through it like that.

Music plays an integral part in my process. I love music. It inspires my stories greatly but I generally don’t write to it. Mornings are when I drink my cup of coffee while I deal with emails, social media posts, and phone calls. During this time is when I play my music. Once I am done with those tasks and once my brew turns cool, I stop the sound and start typing.

I aim to work on a chapter a day. And though I sometimes skip around to attack the chapter that matches my mood that day, I prefer to stick to linear writing if I can help it.

WHAT’S NEXT?

With all that being said, you’re probably curious as to what’s next?

Deep in My Soul is the 2nd book in my Soulmates series. You can read a little bit about it and pre-order it HERE.

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