Creativity, Life, Thinking, Writing

Working on the Novel

Coffee in hand I stare wearily at the screen.  Where to start?  Characters?  Storyline?  Can I have one without the other?  I decided to start with character because for the life of me I could not come up with a good story line.  I have my main character and most of her background built.  I have other characters named that will be central to the story.  I kind of know where I want to go with everything.  How the hell do I start this?

I have random story paragraphs in the notebook.  Most of them are about the main character so you get to know her.  But I am a believer in a strong first line to grab everyone.  But I don’t want to give too much away right out of the gate.  That is why there are a multitude of random story paragraphs in the notebook.  Eventually I am going to have to string them together but for now they help me flesh things out.

But I need to get past the random paragraphs and get to the meat of the story.  And that is why I need to get my first line.  Once I have that then I will be in story mode and can move forward.  I will have the beginnings of life.  But right now all I have are random thoughts.

So that is today’s goal. Wish me luck! As always, thanks for reading! I hope you have a great day!

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