Me, My Lamp and the Decent Story Outlines

in writing •  6 months ago

It's Sunday and I feel a need to sit down and share my thoughts in a plain text file that will be later edited and published on Steemit.

Source: Steembay

Being a good writer isn't an easy thing. Good stories are result of self development and self awareness and to know yourself better is only one side of the coin. The other side is to learn to express it with simple words.

I forgot all the writing theory I ever read. Now it's only me, the keyboard and my thoughts.

I think that the number of subjects we could choose to write about is unlimited. Take the night lamp on your desk for example. If you are creative enough you could end up with
a rough draft for a story that involves a night lamp in about 20 minutes or less.

Mine supports light bulbs with max 75 watts. It's made in China and it was dropped of by the carrier, because he was too tired that day. In fact I know exactly what was the reason for his fatigue, but I'll tell you more about that later.

I would probably never have thought of a need of a night lamp, if it wasn't my wife's habit to have a light bulb turned on when working on her laptop. She insisted so much to get one for me that I couldn't do anything and just purchase one.

And here I stuck...

Have you ever wondered why you stuck in the middle of the page and couldn't continue? The reason is quite known and many seasoned writers will probably agree with me. The reason is the lack of a decent story outline. What I've noticed is that most of the greatest works in literature have handwritten outlines.

Do you always work on decent story outlines for your works or you are able to just sit down and pour in a few thousands words inspired by the broken pavement you've spotted just before you enter your house?

Let me know how do you usually do it, because I feel a bit lost recently. It's probably caused by the complete distress at work I feel recently.

Sincerely yours,

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Maybe try something along the lines of Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies?