Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

Ideas, Planning, Creating

May 11th, 2013

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?



  • Janelle says on: May 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm


    I know, I love the idea of this book, can’t wait to read it!

  • Kaitlyn says on: May 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm


    Ahhh… Elizabeth’s Garden. It sounds like a place where good memories, beautiful moments, and thrilling adventures could happen. Daffodils, roses, pansies, sunflowers, and lavender in full bloom along cobble-stone paths. Gorgeous sunsets and breath-taking sunrises every evening and morning. You’d better start writing that story, Rachel, or I might give it a go!

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Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old