The idea for this story actually stemmed from a project I had done school a couple of years ago while I was attending SNHU. I had done an introduction piece for my first creative writing class. It was a fun assignment, and I had surprised myself with the work. I had thought we would continue to build on that assignment, but we did not, so I had put it away in my files.
I ended up pulling it out again when I wrote Into the Dark, thinking I could use it for that story. However, the idea took a completely different direction, and I put it away, again.
Two’ish years later and I have landed this internship with Coffee House Writers. I wanted to try out an idea and figured this would be the best way to do it. I was going to create a web novel. A few different ideas came to mind, all of which are put away for another time, and I found this introduction again while I was organizing my files.
James really stood out to me this time. I felt it was time; I was ready to build on his story.
I might be a little strange when it comes to building my characters, but… they talk to me. We have conversations in my head. The character of Lena, his ex-girlfriend, came to me almost immediately, almost as if she was meant to be there. So, I have been getting to know them and their story and built my outline from there.
I, also, thought it would be interesting to release the story by chapters to test out my idea on writing web novels. If everyone hates the pace of it, I likely won’t do it again. But, for now, we will try it.
How do you get your ideas for your stories or art? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.
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