So I am cracking down on my writing in 2018 as promised and dusted off this trio of books I got a year or so ago. Starting today, I am gonna use the Book of Writing Prompts ,
and Prompt #1 basically asks the simple question, What Does Your Main Character Want?
So eccentric widowed Agnes Harper is my decided Main Character. She’s embellishing a crazy quilt with various items, some of which kleptomaniac tabby William brings to her. She lives in a fictional Midwestern town called Berryville. Her beloved husband Ned has passed away, and when her home is vandalized, Agnes laments in William’s presence how the old neighborhood has changed for the worse. Unbeknownst to her, Ned’s spirit hears her complaint, and sends William out to help improve the lives of their neighbors and thus improve the neighborhood as a whole.
So I may have my crisis for the story. I plan to work on that theme today.
Happy 2018 to everyone!