Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Story Ideas

Wednesday, March 24

Yesterday, as well as this morning, I spent most of my time looking through newspapers for articles that I can use for story inspiration. I found a few.

I had gotten behind at looking through some of my papers. One paper that I forgot I picked up was a copy of The Wall Street Journal for Thursday, February 18. I found about four or five articles that gave me story ideas to write about (once I get through with my novel).

The stories range from short, a 50-word blurb, to long, a 1,000-plus-word story. I tend to cut them out to use as reference material. I even cut out the “What’s News -" section that has short blurbs about the stories inside the Journal. I would like to add a part to the story where the main character looks through the news summary for possible problems that he may encounter.

This is for my Space Station Short Story Series or what I like to call S5 project. I also think this is a way of planting ideas that may help keep the readers on their toes.

Sometimes, I wonder why I torture myself by going through the paper and collecting articles, because I know I don’t have enough time to write them all. But, I think I am going to have fun trying.

I love to let my mind wander over these topics. And yes, I have heard it before – “Your mind is too small to wandering around on its own.” Big Grin. What I say to those who come after me with the nets, “Catch me if you can! Na, na, na, na, na.

Well, time to get back to my writing. Well, after I repair the backup lights to my car, get it inspected, go by the post office, ……

Sorry to interrupt this post. Due to his bloviating nature, those in control of the electronic spectrum wanted to save on the expenditure of electrons for none essential comments. In other words, we wanted him to shut up.

1 comment:

  1. LOL, can't wait to see what you do with all those clippings ... and run from the guy with the net :)