When the Magic Happened.
Give us an example of when the magic happened in one of your stories. It could be a phrase, a character, a paragraph, a scene, a location, etc.
Did you know right then when it happened?
How did you know it was magical, did it feel right, is that how you knew? Or did someone point it out?
What draft/revision did it happen?
Was it while you were doing something other than writing? Were you listening to Music? Or was it quiet?
As I think back, there have been a lot of magic moments for me when a short story came together, but when I finally began to try my hand at writing a novel, is when I realized I truly wanted to be a full time writer.I was feeling very good about my story of The Legend of Joe, Willy and Red, but when I finished the chicken house scene and I had to stop and wipe the tears out of my eyes from laughing so hard, I knew I had something special going on.
This happened on the first draft, which surprised me a great deal. Sometimes, especially after a lot of platitudes, I feel like I have been given this special gift. I don't need music or any other outside influence when I write, other than to allow my mind to run free and transfer all those thoughts to my fingertips. I like fresh air and usually have a window open, so I hear the wind, birds singing and sirens over on the main drag, but none of that influences me or distracts me. I can even hold a conversation with someone and the words just keep flowing. Story-wise I make very few changes from the first draft, nor do I do any special preparation before sitting down to write - other than turn on that little switch in my head. I guess I'm very fortunate... I've never had writer's block or a lack of subjects to write about.
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