Check out this post from Jean’s Writing blog that tells us How to unlock the Writer hiding in a Storyteller
Do you need to convert a story to the written word?
Tried and failed? Why didn’t your story didn’t convert?
I bet at some time in your life, you’ve enjoyed telling a good yarn. Whether it’s around a campfire, the bed of a toddler, or long-winded joke with coworkers. The ability to tell a good story doesn’t always make a good writer.
When my children were very small, I would make up stories to distract them. I’d let them contribute by adding characters. When a long walk became boring or tiring for there little legs, the walk became a safari searching for animals behind trees and tall weeds. Long car drives became guessing games that could evolve into a story. They never wondered why a giraffe was eating a neighbor’s yard eating leaves. They never questioned that lions weren’t native to the USA.
Those were special moments when they listened…
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