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.

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