May 5th, 2015

A Birthday

you start with what you start

was pondering the sorts of how-to-write books that tell you to start with a one-line summary of the plot, or with a "premise" -- which is more a thematic statement, but it hits on the same problem, which is that you start with what you start.  Muses tend to be inspired by whatever they chose, and build on it however they like.

Was pondering it because I was working on one story and thinking of another and comparing sources.

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