Creating story, facts altered at any stage of every draft. Snips here and there. Easier to take away than to weave in something new.
Challenging for writers – setting out their story, shaping their revelations to intrigue – keep readers tense in anticipation, eager for story to unfold. Wanting to know how it ends.
Writers might know how their story ends. Might have several potential endings in mind, or not have a clue where any particular element of their tale will lead. Mystery, invention, accident, contrivances – manufacturing explanations, dialogue to fit facts, or other way around.
We don’t get to alter acts – only our interpretation. We all pick our story. If we don’t like that story, we can choose to write another. We can’t change facts, yet we can change reality.
Add anything we want. Whenever you want.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 11C/52F, strong winds, high humidity and the chill of autumn in the air (there was snow yesterday at Lake Louise – yikes, soon time to break out the mittens); cloudy, gusty and Gusta enjoyed a stroll fitting for her name – sniffing her familiar haunts to see learn who visited recently … her ‘clock’ is getting back to normal, so is mine
Sounds like you had a fabulous trip. Glad for your thoughts shared!, KK, Calgary, AB
Well said, as usual, Mark. Put as much focus as you can on the things you want, LH, Lethbridge, AB
Hey Mark. Enjoy reading your blog - often very thought provoking. And welcome home. My previous email will soon dissolve - can for please change my email on your distribution list. Thx, BR, Calgary, AB
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