It all Started with the Bushes…

I am having a great deal of difficulty trying to figure out this new story that I have been thinking of for a very long time…I have a few scenes in mind, but there are no characters, no story, no title…basically nothing. I need to carve out some characters and maybe then I will be able to get a storyline going or something. The title of this post may seem confusing, but I understand it and it’s hard to explain…Gaah! I want to write!

Let’s see…Maybe I should try thinking out loud…

Should the main characters be guys or girls? I know that I want them to be young or at least youngish…possibly younger than I am. I have been thinking of this story this whole time with two neutral characters or boys I think, but I am going to try and take Mr. Gifford’s advice and make this a story written in first person where I kind of reveal some of my real, personal thoughts through the character. This tells me that I should make the main character a girl, but I can’t really picture that for some reason…

I know that I want the main character to be sad and to have a rough life or something. I want the second character to be happy and carefree. The two meet while peering through bushes or something and the main character learns from the second character. I don’t know why the main character is sad. Should it be a mental sadness where the character’s life isn’t really that bad? I think that would work! The character feels empty in his/her life and doesn’t exactly know why since his/her life isn’t all that bad. He/she meets this new kid and becomes friends, learns to love life a bit more.

Now I know that I want the second…well I don’t want to reveal this, but then the main character could…I don’t know…I think that I like this thinking aloud idea and stuff, but I don’t want you guys to know what is going to happen in the story…

I’ve had a few thoughts that I wasn’t writing down…I think that I want the main character to have some sort of responsibility. I’m not sure what is going to happen at the end of the story, and that’s my problem…There still isn’t a point yet…

I’m all confused now…

4 replies
  1. Mr. G
    Mr. G says:

    Well, hopefully you accomplished something even if you didn’t reveal it all to us, your faithful readers! Good luck starting something new…I’m still working to death in grad school. Should be done soon, though. Whew!

  2. Rebecca
    Rebecca says:

    Hey, I like this thinking out loud stuff! This sounds like a good story; it reminds me a bit of a Zilpha Keatley Snyder I read about a year ago. That one was great too!

    • Dez
      Dez says:

      I think I have the book your thinking of Rebecca it was something to do with a keyhole….it’s in my room somewhere…I should clean…


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