Have you ever told yourself you have nothing to write about? Have you ever asked 'what can I possibly share that someone would want to read?'
I hope today is the last time you say those things.
I hope today is the day you recognize that your life is filled with stories--life is filled with stories. You only need to learn how to write them down.
Where do I get my stories from? I start first with the people and events closest to me--my family, my friends and mostly my own history. Every day we set our feet on the bedroom floor--there's a story waiting to be written. We as writers only need to look around and dig deeper.
Today I cleaned my house, ironed some clothes, read a book, and cooked some meals.
So okay, you say--where is the story in that??
Well, what I've told you are only the outward events. What else was going on? What were my emotions as I took a call from my daughter or my mother or opened the mail and found a card from a friend encouraging me?Why did my neighbor stop over in the middle of the day and tell us about his job search--why did my husband react to a picture of a black Lab named Fay in the Pennysaver?
Where's the story in our mundane lives? Perhaps the story is so faint--you need to step back and put your hand to your ear or perhaps the story is so loud you can only run and write it down to catch the emotions.
Listen with your heart and you'll find your stories.