Monday, March 5, 2012

How to Write a Book

A book starts with an idea, much like a small bud.

Treated carefully and skillfully by an author, the story slowly unravels.

Bit By

Little Bit

It Slowly Blossoms Into

A Very Beautiful

Work of Art!
And that's how you write a book.


Harvee said...

Thanks for the visual inspiration! I am trying to write a mystery and writing blind, without an outline or definite plot in mind. Does that sound self defeating?

Steven J. Wangsness said...

Oh, so that's how you do it!

Morgan Mandel said...

Harvee, I don't usually do an outline until I'm forced to do so, which sometimes happens halfway or two-thirds of the way through the book when I kind of know where I'm going. The fun of it is finding out!

And Steven, now you know just what to do!
Morgan Mandel

Mona Risk said...

What a lovely analogy! I'll think about it when starting my next book.

Morgan Mandel said...

I had to find an excuse to show off my flowering plant!

Morgan Mandel

Jean Henry Mead said...

A lovely post, Morgan. And appropriate.

Keena Kincaid said...

Beautiful analogy. If only my finished products were always so beautiful. LOL!

Carol Kilgore said...

Yes. Very nice. Thanks for commenting at Under the Tiki Hut today :)

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