There are so many ways to define success. And most
of us look for it in the wrong places. A bigger house in a nicer neighborhood. More publicity, hits on Facebook, or a bigger paycheck. More and bigger. Then there are those who understand the bigger picture.
Dr. Billy Graham passed away yesterday a few months short of his hundredth birthday. That message carries a lot of sentiment to so many of our hearts.
Writers are always looking for inspiration. To me, a story begins with either the
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 . . .
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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