Great stories actually have a meaning to them. I started off with a story about a cat and ended up writing about things that were inside my head. That sounds so simple doesn't it? I have talked to more people about books with this, "really neat ending." Well, that's great but was it a book you will remember or want to read again? Is it a book that will make you wonder? Is it a book that inspired you? I am not a fan of depressing books and although books with a neat catch to them may be fun, I am not going to be thinking about it once the surprise is over. I want a book that leaves me thinking. Something that has inspired me to be a better person.
Another thing I learned about writing is that a story can unfold in different ways. When I wrote Nine Lives, I had a plan. By the time I ended the book, it was completely different then what I imagined. Next blog I am going to tell you what happened with the organization. It was actually pretty cool I think.
Until next time,