What to write about? (Reader’s Questions)

Reader’s Question: I love to read interesting books, which is why I love your work, but I want to start writing interesting stories. I know you get asked this a lot, but how do you find interesting stories like the kind you write.

Author Answer:

I don’t find them, they find me.

I equate my stories like love. A good love is something you didn’t go looking for they found you.

I know this sounds weird, but that’s how I can simply answer it, that would be.

Now the long answer to this is…

I connect what doesn’t belong.

That doesn’t make a lick of sense, but I’ll elongate.

I see a really difficult problem or situation and then I find another one and like a puzzle I try to piece them together. Sooner or later, I’m going to find a way to stick these puzzle pieces together no matter how ridiculous they sound and then I focus on the believability factor.

See I find odd things to fit together, but even if they do fit together, nothing flies unless I can get the reader to believe this big old complicated puzzle.

That’s always the hardest, but in the end with a great mix of characters, I find a way to get the story flying and fun.

I hope this answers your question.

Your author, Sylvia Hubbard

(If you’d like to ask me a question, just go to the contact page and hit the contact button.)

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