There have been a couple times in my writing career when I’ve been so inspired that my hands started trembling, my mind moved at a million miles a second and my heart began to race. I tapped my feet on the floor as I scrolled through pages upon pages of information looking for the perfect anecdote to add to the picture I was about to paint.
It hasn’t happened often, but when these types of stories have fallen into my lap, I couldn’t wait to get them out into the world.
Information doesn’t do any good if it sits in our brains. I think people have the right to know what’s going on in the world, but I think it’s my job to make it interesting. A lot of people ask themselves, “What if?” but not many take the opportunity to go out and answer it. It’s not limited to, “What if?” It’s, “How come?” it’s, “Could it be?” and at the end of the day, how do we turn those questions into stories?
It’s a tall order.
I guess that’s what I’m hoping to learn from this class. There have been several times in my writing career thus far where I haven’t felt capable of sharing a story well enough to make people care to the extent I wanted them to. With this class, i hope I can learn how to tell a story beautifully, but also fully.