What to Write?? Musings From My Fiction-less Mind

What to write?? I have the world at my fingertips, yet I haven't a clue what to say. It would be so much easier if I could make up stories, but I only know how to tell the truth. Yet again, Stephen King says, "Write whatever you want, but always tell the truth." I've got that part down, but I don't know how to make up stories that aren't my truths...or at least things I have experienced. But I understand how things look and feel, why can't I just create a world in my mind--it can look like anything I want, and I know I am capable of describing it perfectly. Just as my dreams are so vividly detailed, I could transfer these dreams to the page as well. I have been blessed with an incredibly imaginative mind, I need to start using it in my writing.

So what's stopping me?? Surprisingly, it's not fear. I guess it's partly not knowing what to say/write that hasn't been written/said a ba-zillion times before. But no one can read everything (just as in music, no one can know every band/song) so as long as it's good, what does it matter? Maybe if I look at this like I look at my blogs; there are a ga-zillion blogs, yet I have two of them, which people read and enjoy and find informative. That's a great way to look at it, right?? Right. Enough questions, get to it Lisa.


  1. It’s true, Lisa. They say every story has already been told. Every image has already been created. Every creative idea has already been conceived.

    One: I don’t believe any of that.

    Two: No story, regardless of how many times it’s been written, has ever been told by Lisa Sumner with her very own unique, distinctive voice and style. :)

    When you feel you absolutely HAVE to tell a story…when you MUST share your thoughts…when you are CONSUMED with the idea of creating a world and populating it with characters, you WILL write. And then there will be no stopping you.

    It will happen. You’ll see. :)

  2. Hurrah! Thanks so much for that! I never thought I would EVER write fiction, but now I'm starting to warm up to the idea...I do have 4 chapters into a story I've been 'writing' for the last couple of years, perhaps I'll blow the dust off it and give it another go.

    Thanks so much for reading & commenting! ; )