Monday, September 24, 2012

“Building Your Story”

Part 2 – Are you a SOTP writer?

Right now I’m sure you asking the question, “What is an SOTP?”

The first time I heard this term I can honestly say I was lost. The best way to explain this is to paint a picture:

Maybe it’s a beautiful setting that inspires you. Or maybe a character you find intriguing. If it’s not one of these two things, then it is most likely an incredible story/plot just waiting to burst at the seams…and you’re in control of where it is headed!

Without referring to an outline, you just start typing. Anything that pops into your mind comes to life on the pages in front of you. Before you know it, a story has been created.

Now to answer the question: If this is you, you may be a Seat Of The Pants writer. Or SOTP. Whether you are a SOTP or a writer who requires an outline, neither method is wrong. Every writer is different. Every writer has one thing that works for him/her. To see where you fit in, try both. Explore different blogs, and websites…and keep writing.

The mind of a writer is an exceptional entity. Everything our eyes and ears take in are locked away in our fictional imaginations; unlocking itself at that moment when our dreams become a reality. When our dreams are put to paper, we don’t just tell the tale, we live them. God Bless!



Did You Know?

Irving Berlin’s patriotic hit, “God Bless America” was originally written in 1918? The piece would not be heard for another 21 years!

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