Writing for dummies
how to organize the writing
People often ask me, “Where do you get your ideas for
your stories and articles from?” My stock answer is from my daily activities, which include really humdrum, mundane acts that everyone perfor
ms. My first act in the morning is to make a fresh pot of coffee. As I do this chore I find myself thinking about a myriad things that have happened in the past, things that I will handle during the day, or things that I may contemplate doing in the future. This is a delightful task. Since no one is around to engage me in conversation or disrupt my thinking, I withdraw and walk freely around the many chambers of my mind. It may seem weird to some people, but sometimes I hear whispers or see figures, shapes, for
ms, and profiles of beings that are begging for
attention. Just this morning Bill Gates and Warren Buffet popped out of the blue -maybe, I am not so sure- and I was curious as to why these two characters would occupy my mind. Doing a little backtracking I realized that the previous night I had been reading a book of essays and letters by Seneca, the Stoic philosopher who was for
ced to commit suicide by the vicious Caligula.