Summer is fast approaching, which means the beach, amusement parks and Jim Rice's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be calling. It seems that summer is the busiest season for traveling. Wouldn't it be great to have unlimited resources to go wherever you wanted? To stay in the Waldorf every time you go to NYC instead of the cheapest place you can get? I'm sure some of you can at the drop of a hat. Don't think I'll be taking a trip this year. It's not looking likely, not unless money falls out of the sky.
Money isn't everything though. For this creative writing exercise, create a character who has everything at his or her fingertips, can go anywhere he or she wants, buy whatever is desired, but is still missing something. What? What does your character want most? A passion, love, true friendship, a new career path, joy, zest for life, to catch the person who killed his/her parents, to unearth the buried sins and secrets in the family. Then create a catalyst, something that spurs the person to chase after the one thing that is most desired. Will it be achieved and how? What obstacles do or will stand in the way? What is at stake if it's not obtained?
Creating a character in a specific circumstance with a goal and a challenge in attaining an end result is all you really need to get a story going. Write on!
~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs.