The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Using Evil for Good Purposes

        The old adage--"If you've got lemons, make lemonade"--can be applied to writing. Really.

photo by Herman McLeod

        I'm working on a longish project that's still shortish. It's a midget that has dreams of being as tall as an NBA-er. But it's, sadly, still 3'6".

        Stuck in a rut, I recently had a couple of unpleasant-bordering-on-awful events slam into me. The first one I'm planning on using in my longish writing piece. It propelled the storyline forward, and got me completely out of the ditch. Instantly. Immediately, I knew that this was what I needed as an impetus.

        The other "stuff" that happened? How am I going to spin that into something positive?

        Well, I hope that some day, I will have a book on a bookstore shelf that I've written or co-written. And that book will be proof that I persevered.  

        What real-life events have you used--to your advantage--in your writing? Share. It's just you and me...