Sunday, June 10, 2012
Guest Post By THE RIVER WITCH Author Kimberly Brock
As storytellers, our ideas all begin like this, with some small, often seemingly inconsequential, experience. Even if we are inspired by a tragedy or great joy in our own lives, we must boil the experience down to universal and lasting truths if the story is to have real meaning for the reader. What we must discover, essentially, is a seed. Our stories must plant something in the readers’ mind that will quietly take root, send out tender and tenacious shoots, and grow a new and thriving thought that has a life of its own. Only when we root our stories in truth do they have the power to transform not only our characters’ lives, but the lives of readers.