It is amazing at how stories can form in my head so quickly. Ideas can form at the snap of a finger, just by a word or phrase that has been said. Just yesterday, my mom mentioned that she had lunch in a place called “Elizabeth’s garden.” Immediately, a story line grows in my mind. The characters and plot begin to form. I plan out the likes/dislikes, personalities, and families of my characters. I plan the setting and time period. By the end of my planning, I feel connected with them and ready to write their story, but the writing part can only occur when I feel that connection to my characters and they become alive to me.
When you hear the words “Elizabeth’s Garden,” what thoughts run through your head?