An Obituary Tells A Story

Writers are always looking for inspiration. To me, a story begins with either the

A lady reading a Newspaper on line.

characters or the plot. And any story is made better when the characters have depth, are more than just what they call a cardboard figure. You add depth by adding personality,  interesting and diverse experience, and characters who aren’t all the same.

I’m a lifelong reader of newspapers. And one place where I’ve found interesting stories of people in a newspaper is in the . . .

Obituaries?

Over on Edie Melson’s blog The Write Conversation, I wrote a post about what you can learn from an obituary and how it can help your story. You can read it here.

I would love to read your comments. Just return here and post it below. Thank you for reading.

The Value of Pets

I wrote this when I lost a very special pet a few years ago.

Pets can form special bonds with us. Their bonds add so much to our lives. If you have a special pet, enjoy the relationship.

Read the article here.

I would love to hear about your special pet. Just leave me a comment.

 

My Thoughts on Charles Stanley’s Standing Strong

A few days ago, over on The Write Conversation, I wrote about Charles Stanley’s new book, Standing Strong. In it, he writes about how our convictions help us when we face adversity.

The Bible makes it clear that just because we trust in Jesus, doesn’t mean that everything will go smoothly. To the contrary, God uses adversity to teach us about Him.

Click here to head over to The Write Conversation to read more about my thoughts on his really fine and helpful book.