“One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter – who was a child at the time – asked me, “Daddy, why are you writing so fast?” And I replied, “Because I want to see how the story turns out!”
I’m not a bestselling author by any stretch of the imagination but have written a couple of short stories and in the process, I have discovered an easy writing technique or formula to make a story resonate in a way that captures the interest of the reader.
If you want to achieve this, you can write your own stories or even write about other people’s stories. Writing from real-life events actually gives you quite a lot of benefits. You have the freedom to fictionalize some or even all of the facts. You will not have to limit yourself to find a good structure or a good ending as it is already provided for you. Well, of course, you can always perk it up a bit because you have every flexibility to do so.
Books based on true events are compelling ones. A good example would be the works of Louis L’ Amour. His books are usually about the stories that he knew of other people, just like one of his books, The Sackett Brand. This collection of books is a historical tale based on many of America’s greatest frontiersmen who opened up the Ohio River country. His other 115 plus books are also greatly based on events that unfolded in the Old West. Inspired by Louis L’ Amour’s grandparents, their narratives often included spiritual interventions. These books are an excellent paradigm of fiction based on true events.
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