Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Birthing A Book

By Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson

It could happen anywhere: when you’re talking on the phone, cooking pancakes, out with friends- time and place never matter. It’s what happens in that space that’s important, and it begins with your inner voice saying,
“Wait. What did I just think?”
The burst of knowing you had a brilliant idea for a story stops you in your tracks. You don’t want to forget it, so you shift your sight from out to in- that’s the moment when light sees dark, and insight snaps a picture, like the flash of a camera lighting up a room. When the image comes together, what was unknown becomes known, and voila! 

An idea is sparked.

Peering into the event horizon of infinite possibilities, you’re likely to choose that which suits you- meaning every story has an audience. If you like the idea and it makes you excited, let it flow and the creative process begins.

Words spring from the deep well of thought, lining up in rows, pouring onto blank pages. When the clicking keys stop and the writer's eyes read over them, that flash of insight is realized, and a new book is born!
Cultivating story seeds is serious business though, and not for the faint of heart. As a creator you must be fierce in your conviction to bring your story to life, for a harrowing adventure awaits those who decide to birth a book.

Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson
Co-authors of the Fairday Morrow Series

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  1. I am so very grateful that both of you are brave enough to face the challenge - and triumph. Repeatedly.

  2. Great to learn how you two started on your fun journey! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Lovely to see and read this.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Here's to a successful 2018.

    All the best Jan

  4. I am so jealous of authors whose seeds sprout and grow in dreams:) I can never remember my dreams. What a well written post. Thank you, ladies.

  5. Great post! So interesting to read about your journey! Big Hugs!

  6. This is such a beautiful post about the formation and creation of a story... I know it can be quite some work and take some time to bring it into fruition. All authors who manage to take an idea to the next step like that should be proud of it!

  7. It's always interesting to me to hear how people get that spark or idea. I'm so not an author. lol


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