The story behind the story…

What is the story behind the story? For every novel I've written, there has always been something that served as a catalyst to me sitting down and penning what becomes another original piece of fiction. Some pieces are directly influenced by my own personal life, while others aren't. Life is complex and each novel reflects those intricacies unique to the characters and where they find themselves in this great journey. I've been asked on several occasions to ghost write someone's personal story, and while it may be tempting to take that type of project on, my response has always been the same. It's your story and no one can tell it like you do! If you have a story to tell, then you should tell it. If you want to write fiction- then write it. Sit down with a realistic goal and make it happen. One page at a time, chapter by chapter- until you're done. It starts with one simple question. Answer that question and you will have all you need to start that first chapter.

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