Welcome to the second installment of the "What They Did Right" series. As I mentioned in the first post, as writers, we have so much to learn from other writers. Everything they do right is there on the page for everyone to see. So, really, you have every reason to improve your own writing by studying the work of others. What's not to love?
I recently listened to "A Single Shard" by Linda Sue Park. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, but what really stood out to me were the author's notes at the end. The story's inspiration came from a famous vase by an unknown potter. Park took something from real life, and she created a story around it. She brought characters to life, and she connected them perfectly to that historically famous vase.
The Practical Application
Feeling inspired? Search through history or go to a museum and find a fact, an event, or an art piece that interests you. Next, write its story if it doesn't already exist. And if it does, write a new perspective on that story.
There are so many interesting things in history. Let's use them to inspire our writing!
I'm an adjunct creative writing professor and freelance writer, but I dream of being a published novelist. This is my journey.