The Storyteller - the wit and wisdom of Frank Coughlin
 
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For me, the start of a story is always the place of fog. I have a vague idea about what I want to do - a semi-plot in which I might have a hero and a situation and maybe an idea of how to get out of that situation but after that I am in a fog.
What happens next ?
I do not recommend this approach to other writers but what I do is this - I write what I have in mind - my little situation and then I see what happens - Usually I come up with an answer - the hero does this and that and before I know it he goes somewhere else and something else is happening and it seems to flow. It is as if I am getting a message from the writers and storytellers who are dead.
I am still waiting for Milton to send me something but I might not understand it if I got it. Tomorrow I will write a story based upon this fog brain writing and I will publish it here. Until tomorrow - keep writing.

 


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