Gennita Low's Writing Muse needs a voice now and then to remind Gennita about her love for writing and her battle with words. It's a dark world illuminated by the glow of creation. The Muse is that light. Sometimes she sleeps. Sometimes she's ferocious. Often she patiently waits. Pst. Never ignore her. Feed the Muse or else.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

That First Step

How do you start a new novel? I have given you a childhood memory, one that should bring rich results if you mine it right. But dare you plunge into that place and make it your hero's story?

There's so much hope when a new journey teeters at the edge of your imagination. To spark that first step, just go for that memory because sometimes that's where the character will choose to stay.

I know you're laughing. Who would want to read about Kuala Lumpur, 1978? But...it could be a nice prologue....