Writers often rely too heavily on the prompting experience. Finding a parallel narrative can open your story. Perhaps the experience on the front burner is related to the one on the back; perhaps not. Riffing, front to back, a resonance begins. If the writer can let go, a possibility arises: a story that transcends the original experience, as good as it may have been, for the universal.
Dec 7. at Seattle’s Richard Hugo House as part of the Write-O-Rama event.