Stories and Writers

I’ll be frank. I haven’t been writing. Not like I used to. I’m been in a meh stage of life, and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and PBS have been happy to keep me company.

But, lately, I’ve been wanting to write. I just haven’t had the butt-in-the-chair oompah to actually do anything more than vegetate after work.

So I’ve been trying in a sideways fashion to find the energy to write.

Naturally, I bought a book. A book on writing stories.

I appreciate the irony. Of course, I can delude myself because writers should always be reading and working to improve their writing. Even when it messes up your process. But, hey, I wasn’t writing so what process could it mess up.

After listening to a Ted talk, I purchased Wired for Story by Lisa Cron. While I didn’t actually learn anything new about writing, I enjoyed the approach via the science behind stories. It seems we are more primed to learn from stories than stark facts and figures. We are willing to watch a fictional character be tortured in order to learn something that might save ourselves.

Anyone who’s watched the election process could have seen this in action.

And naturally after reading the book, I’m pretty sure I don’t know how to write at all.

Not exactly the outcome I was going for.

Ah well.

Until next time.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to Stories and Writers

  1. Nikki kimbel says:

    Why not get back to the beginning and read GMC by Deb Dixon. Another great book on creativity is Steal Like an Artist.

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