This is a process I’ve never used before. I know it’s in all the text books but I’ve always passed on this area but today I’ll try it.
I like the word SECRET. There is something so mystifying and unreal about it, like early morning fog as it swirls around the hedge rows.
We all have secrets, of that I have no doubt. That little hidden something we’ve never shared with anyone else no matter how close they are. As writers we are prone to tell stories; to exaggerate a little. It’s in our make up. The stories we tell are often based on a truth. Maybe, not always, our truth but someone’s truth, all the same. An overheard conversation or a friends confession can be changed and manipulated into an exciting or funny story with a little bending of the facts. It makes us good at sharing other peoples secrets. ‘The names have been changed to protect the innocent’
Secrets don’t always have to be dark. I wrote stories for many years and told no-one about it. I never dropped it into conversation, or bragged about it; it was just there; something only I knew about. Until I realised that it was okay to write and not something strange or geeky. Now it’s something I’m pretty proud of.
What’s your secret?
I think you’re take on the subject is pretty good. And yes, as writers, we do exaggerate from time to time, but the truth always gets across as it is.
Interesting prompt btw c:
Thanks for reading it Sulaiman