Daily Comments on Blog Posts

I have a twitter account, @ConnectedEvents3 , and I use that account to announce new review posts at this site. I often use some of my own quotes, also found here. The twitter account has a large following of mostly authors.

There is much that can inspire and motivate a writer, and those twitter posts use a lot of different sources about writing. What to write about is always the question. For some stories you can start with the ending, and then work backwards. Or you can start with your characters. Once you have a good understanding of who your characters really are, they can actually tell you what the story is.  

Sometimes writing can be stimulated by the situations around us. This last week I have been concerned about the needless slaughter of Elephants. Understanding that elephants grieve for the loss of a family member and remember it for decades makes that type of news very upsetting. Twitter gives me the opportunity to copy others on those thoughts and maybe it will add to what is already being said and do some good.

Another subject of concern this week is the terrible tragedy in Yemen. Starvation is actually being used as a war tactic by the Saudis.  A child dies of starvation in Yemen every 10 minutes. This was reported on 60 Minutes on November 19th. 

Fortunately there is so much beauty and so much to be grateful for in the world that can be a focus for writing.