Since I’ve started to take writing seriously, I’ve noticed some changes in myself. For example, after experiencing a difficult time, I look back at the situation and not only learn from it, but file it away as a possible story idea.
“I’ll have to write a book about that,” I’ve said, then laugh with my friends. But I’ve never meant it, until now.
Turn bad into good.
Maybe this new way of thinking is a coping mechanism for negative experiences in my life or is it something more? After all, these situations and feelings are real. Readers could relate to what I’ve gone through. Now, add a new spin to the idea, a couple of twists, and voila. Instant story. In fact, I’m brewing one up right now…
What about you? Have you ever taken a life experience and turned it into a story?