"I have an idea for a book."
What does that mean?
Most writers, when they have an idea for a story, mean anything from that they have a germ of a character's conflict to a whole plot written out complete with inciting incident to climax.
What they don't mean is that they have an idea that motivates them to write. They should.
Most of us have chocolate scenes, the scenes that have lived in our heads for days or weeks or years that we're just dying to write. We write the other scenes (or whole novels) to get to them.
That's an idea for a book. That's what gives a story its energy, its juice. Gives the author the drive, the inspiration to write from page one all the way through page three hundred one and more.
Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing
wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular
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