It seems I no longer have enough time to regularly write this blog. This post explains the reason, or at least one of them.
Most of you will know, at least I hope you do, I love it when random things appear to me and stimulate my writers muse.
Often the best thoughts and ideas come from the unexpected, the surprises and unanticipated events.
I either scribble down notes or mull over whatever stimulated my mind and write my thoughts at a latter date.
I shall return to those notes. Many will become the basis of a short story, often one idea can give birth to a succession of tales, often of various genre, and with seemingly little or no relation to each other.
These stimuli may a form the premise of a novel, or a component of one. Some may suggest the possibility of a non-fictional work.
Now, these unanticipated events, the ones which ‘blow my frock up’, are as unpredictable as the English weather.
One may come from overhearing a private conversation, another from observation, yet another from an article or interview broadcast on the radio and, of course, there is a wealth of written material, both online and physical.
The joy is, one can never know what it is that will prompt the mind, set your thoughts into an overdrive mode, or, indeed, when such an event will occur.
Today, an hour or so before writing this post, I stumbled across something of the ilk.
I was browsing a section of the web, with a vague notion of the sort of thing I was looking for.
By that I mean, it was the start of a research period and I was casting my net wide before knowing where to hone in on the specifics, when I read the following short, but intriguing article regarding an important area of English politics.
Now, that may sound a bit dull to you, but trust me, read this article from ‘The Guardian‘ newspaper. I am sure you will then understand how many stories you could create… and that does not include the ideas you can develop from ‘clicking‘ on and reading the information found by following the contained hyperlinks.
This is one reason I need to live to be one hundred and forty million years old, then, possibly, I would have enough time to write all I wish, including regularly posting here.
Have a read, tell me what you think.
Keep happy, Paul.
Talking about short stories, why not indulge yourself in my short story collection, ‘Tales of Crime & Violence‘.
Stories, I assure you, which will not conclude as you might think, or hope.
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