Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
Storytelling is magic. It’s not the magic of sorcery — you’re not a Druid summoning swamp-elves from the murk. You’re a stage magician. Practiced in the art of illusion. One of your greatest skills is misdirection. You seed the truth of the magic trick early on in the story. Then you convince the reader that the truth isn’t the truth at all — until the time comes to reveal.
Writing Prompt: Each boy goes home after school. Each boy gets asked, “What in the world happened?” What story does each one tell?
I decided very early that I wanted to write. But I didn’t think of it as a career. I didn’t even think of it as a profession… It was the most exciting thing, the most powerful thing, the most wonderful thing to do with my life.
Writing Prompt: Everyone in the neighborhood has heard the bad news: monsters from outer space are on their way to take over the Earth. Some people are more excited about taking on the aliens than others. But they all know they must be ready…what happens next?