Meeting My Non Fiction Book Idea For The First Time In a Café
Actually it was an old story, still lingering in my heart, who showed up in the cafe in which I was sitting. The fog outside made it a safe magical bubble for me to rekindle this old flame. Sitting there starring into the soon to be pages of this new found connection I was flooded with scenes, images, lines and memories so vividly that it almost seemed to color up the fog outside. I left the café with the feeling –
Now is the perfect time for this story to be written.
However I kept rescheduling the next date.
Why did I do that. Afraid that there was no more to be found? That I was not up for it? After all perhaps it was not the right match me and this idea.
I decided to set up another date. This time it is going to be a candlelight dinner – I mean to woe it again to make up for my silence. And I am making it clear that I am ready to listen again.
Listening to Your Big Book Idea
Draw in some speech bubbles in your notebook or print this chat sheet made for this post.
Ever had a inner conversation in your head between yourself and another part. Did it ever spin into something not helpfull. Did the other part actually have their say in this inner dialogue?
A writing project is like a conversation often with you as the main listener.
Download the chat sheet and start a conversation. If you stall then inject the word really – What I really want to say is . . .
You can print it out more than once. One for different conversations or sketch it out in your notebook.
- First argument
- Remember the first time you met
- Best times
- Worst times
- It is not you it is me
- I love it when you . . .
- What are your hopes and dreams
- The first time you say I love you
- The first time you hear the three words from your idea
- Texting about when to meet next time
I hope this excersise will bring some fun into what sometimes can seem as a daunting dare. To let love in – also your love of writing.