Let’s support each other during the August group meeting, hosted by Alex Cavanaugh.
Thank you to this month’s co-hosts: Renee Scattergood, Sadira Stone,Jacqui Murray, Tamara Narayan,and LG Keltner!
Today’s question: Has your writing ever taken you by surprise?
Some of my best writing moments have been surprises!
I had no clue how to write when I started my first story, Bad Blood into Good (awful title). The climax involved my hero eating poisoned food, turning his skin blue. When I returned his skin to a healthy color upon healing, one of my readers observed how this plot element exactly echoed my title. How fun when something unexpected like that happens.
I love when writing takes a surprising direction, turning out better than we planned. I suppose we also face some nasty surprises as writers.
Here’s an article for insecure writers: How to Stop Self-Doubt From Holding You Back The idea of writing about your doubt intrigues me.
Also, I’m giving away a $10 gift card as part of the Back to School Giveaway. Enter here if you’re interested.