As a fiction writer every day, every single thing we do can ignite our next great story.
But, what if you write nonfiction? It's not as if you are living during the Civil War or the era of Henry VIII every day.
But, yet we are. Everything that we touch, see and hear has been manipulated by history.
Watching American Pickers on the History channel they found an old pinball machine which lead me to wondering "who created the first pinball machine and why."
At Thanksgiving Dinner I noticed my mom's old butter churn which lead me to thinking about Laura Ingalls Wilder and life on the Prairie.
Let's see what we can come up with from our every day lives-
Do you get my drift? Stories are everywhere- even NONFICTION. I challenge you to get a notebook and make a list of things that touch your every day life. Once your story is complete you will be ready for the ever imposing question asked by editors and agents- "Why are you the one to write this story?" Now you have your answer, it has touched your life.
Let me know how you do with this challenge,
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