I dashed along the wooden floorboards of the community hall. My footsteps echoed in the high ceiling of the old building. Octagonal skylights filtered a faint light into the space, through frail cobwebs. In front of me was a row of chairs, with the pockmarks of woodworm.
“Who? Where? Why? What? When?” I uttered my mantra. The Words were written casually in smudgy chalk upon blackboards, leaning up against one wall. I mulled over the words. The words imprinted on my memory. They were to become my jigsaw pieces for story-telling.
Who am I? Where Am I? Why am I here? What do I want? When I do I want to achieve it? What obstacles are in my way? How can I resolve them?
Stories are created when characters make decisions. In my own life, I’m moving away from being on the sidelines of the action, from being a casual observer. Moving from passive to active. I am making positive decisions, and participating. I feel like the jigsaw is finally slotting together.
This week, I have been engaging with other writers. I’ve reblogged for the first time, collaborated with another blogger across time zones with relative ease, and joined a Skype group of writers (we’re on Facebook – Sky Writers). All this in just a week!
I used to be a technophobe, but I’m now very excited about the possibilities of technology. What possibilities can you see in technology?