Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Birthing A Book

STORY SEEDS
By Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson


It could happen anywhere: when you’re talking on the phone, cooking pancakes, out with friends- time and place never matter. It’s what happens in that space that’s important, and it begins with your inner voice saying,
  
“Wait. What did I just think?”
The burst of knowing you had a brilliant idea for a story stops you in your tracks. You don’t want to forget it, so you shift your sight from out to in- that’s the moment when light sees dark, and insight snaps a picture, like the flash of a camera lighting up a room. When the image comes together, what was unknown becomes known, and voila! 

An idea is sparked.


Peering into the event horizon of infinite possibilities, you’re likely to choose that which suits you- meaning every story has an audience. If you like the idea and it makes you excited, let it flow and the creative process begins.


Words spring from the deep well of thought, lining up in rows, pouring onto blank pages. When the clicking keys stop and the writer's eyes read over them, that flash of insight is realized, and a new book is born!
Cultivating story seeds is serious business though, and not for the faint of heart. As a creator you must be fierce in your conviction to bring your story to life, for a harrowing adventure awaits those who decide to birth a book.

Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson
Co-authors of the Fairday Morrow Series

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18 comments:

  1. I am so very grateful that both of you are brave enough to face the challenge - and triumph. Repeatedly.

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    1. Aww- Thanks so much, EC! You brought big smiles to our faces! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  2. Great to learn how you two started on your fun journey! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Glad you enjoyed learning about the start of our journey, Valerie. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  3. Lovely to see and read this.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Here's to a successful 2018.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan! We appreciate the good wishes. Hoping you have a wonderful 2018 as well. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  4. I am so jealous of authors whose seeds sprout and grow in dreams:) I can never remember my dreams. What a well written post. Thank you, ladies.

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    1. Sandra- Thanks so much for reading. Glad you enjoyed the post! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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    1. Dezmond- So do we! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  6. Great post! So interesting to read about your journey! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Magic Love Crow! We are happy you read about our journey. Hugs to you too! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  7. This is such a beautiful post about the formation and creation of a story... I know it can be quite some work and take some time to bring it into fruition. All authors who manage to take an idea to the next step like that should be proud of it!

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    1. Olivia-Savannah- Thank you for your kind words! We agree that it is a lot of work and people should be proud of their efforts. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  8. It's always interesting to me to hear how people get that spark or idea. I'm so not an author. lol

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    1. Anna- You could be! Your blog is awesome and you have a lot of voice in your writing. We agree that it is fun to learn about where people get their ideas too. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  9. Aww! I absolutely loved the slide show. I didn't know you girls knew each other since High School!

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    1. Adriana- Yeah! We are so happy you loved the slide show and learned something new about us. :) Yep- we met in English class in high school. Who knew we'd grow up to write books together? :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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