Starting your story in the right place is crucial for hooking readers and keeping them engaged. Start your story too late and you risk confusing your reader.
You will write your stories, poems, novels, etc; proceed to submit them to literary journals, agents, publishers, and then you will inevitably receive rejection letters.
We laughed at stupid jokes, shared fears and hopes. I was no longer afraid to be myself.
That’s when I knew.
“The Growth of the Tree of Mater” is based on Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” I tried to copy the structure used in Poe’s piece, his tone, and even his style of writing and describing scenes. I wanted to capture his voice.
Listen to the music of gentle tapping you bring. The thrum of increased tempo and rhythm as ideas rush to be imprinted on paper.