I'm sure you've all heard the cliche', "Everyone has a story to tell." Well, if you're like me and barely have time to concentrate on anything other than the safety for yourself, your kids, and the passengers in the vehicle as your speeding down the highway to get to the next appointment that you're already ten minutes late for, then you rarely take time to sit back and think about the person standing next to you.
This brings me to the point of today's blog post. Shortly after I completed the outline for my book, I began to look at people differently. I began to pay close attention to peoples' mannerisms, their choice of words, their attitudes when faced with adversity, and most importantly, their motivation to do something good in their own life and the life of those closest to them. Yes, this may be deep thinking, or summing someone up by their actions, but it's given me a perspective of what a dynamic character should be like in a story. Although my novel is fiction, or based on make believe characters, events, locations, etc..., the characters within my story are very realistic, and endure situations that truly exist in our society today. Therefore, over the course of four months, I used bits and pieces from what I observed on a day-to-day basis and tweaked them enough to create an interesting, yet believable young adult book.
Well, now that I've perked some of your interests, I hope you continue to follow along to learn more tidbits of how I created my story. Maybe this will inspire some of you to sit back and think of what kind of story the person standing next to you is trying to tell. You never know, one day it might come in handy! Have a great weekend everyone!
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