Life is full of what we view as wrong turns, and I’m sure whether we like to admit it or not, we each take at least one or two in our lifetime. But, it is those wrong turns that shape us into who we are. We despise them, more accurately we loath how they hinder our lives or cause temporarily chaos in our lives.
Yet, these wrong turns, when applied to a character in one of my stories is what makes the story. It seems like no matter how much we hate whatever disrupts our smooth flowing life, we love to read about how others overcome their trails, whether real or fictional. As an avid reader I think that this is how we search for ways we might have been able to handle a similar situation in a different way. Because simply put, in my opinion at least, we learn from our own as well as other people’s mistakes.
Other than give readers some ideas of how to handle situations what else does adding wrong turns into a story line do? Well, it provides that much needed tension and life like aspect to a story. It allows us authors to show those internal struggles that each character faces. Basically, it’s what brings our stories to life. It causes intrigue, questions and hooks our readers. Allow our readers to become immersed into the story.
Hope everyone has an amazing week and remember:
Let your imagination soar when your read or write.