Friday, July 06, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Story

I'm linking up with Gypsy Mama today to make myself write when I don't feel like it...I mean, to enjoy writing a five-minute, no-editing piece. Today's topic: story.


I think in terms of story a lot. When I hear about an interesting story on the news, I think about how I'd like to know more about the story, and that maybe the more is what others want to know too. And maybe I can write that more, and make it into something good. When I did Nanowrimo the first time, that's how I came up with a story idea: a news article that left out too many details. So after talking it through with Jeremy several times, changing the details but keeping the basic conflict the same, a plot was born. And it was so much fun to write.

All the time, I think about stories I'd like to read and then ask myself if I could write them. So far, I've done it twice, this writing a novel about a story I want to know. The first time, the results were pretty good. The second time, they were horrible--but completion was the goal that time. 

In Donald Miller's book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, he talks about our lives as a story. I want mine to be one that God delights to read. Yes, He is the Author. But He's also the Audience of One. I want to live such an on-purpose life that He loves the story.




Heather Bixler said...

Beautiful post! So true - I want to have a story that God delights in too. :)

Alison McLennan said...

And that was in 5 minutes without editing??? I'm impressed!!! I couldn't have come up with that in 2 hours. :)

Sandra Heska King said...

The Author and the Audience. That's something to think about!

Good job.