“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. _ Albert Einstein
I finally got past the first arc in my book and all of a sudden a creative epiphany struck.
WHAT IF….My story is solid and the work I’ve put in thus far is clearly on the right track, but imagination struck. What if my idea of a slight plot change would work better? Chapter would have to be changed!!!!
CURRENT PLOT…Child is kidnapped and murdered by someone who used to live in the town. A man who is riddled with a mental disease.
NEW PLOT TWIST….The single mother of this rebellious child has had enough and comes to her wits end and talks to the elders of the town. The elders arrange for her to be kidnapped and somewhat scared straight..ALL TO BE FIGURED OUT THROUGH MORE THOUGHT BY ME… Unknowingly, the child is killed and her murder now hangs on the mother and the elders. WILL….the sheriff link all of the events of the past in the town and the kidnapping/murder of this child together, unraveling the towns secrets and possibly his own?
Not quite sure which path to travel. DO I..unravel both scenarios, or leave the new idea for a possible new book?
“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” _Dr. Suess
2 thoughts on “IMAGINATION….”
This is why I outline before I actually start writing the story. It’s easy to change or add to the story in the outline. Once the outline is finished, I then begin to write the story. If new ideas come to me, I can open the outline, determine where it best fits, make the changes, then build the set-up for the new reveal. You can outline each chapter, so you know what goes where and when it’s needed. Or you can outline the general plot and use it as a road map when the writing part begins. Just find what works best for you. No need to rush the process. The story will be finished only when it’s ready to be finished. I would suggest using the latest ideas for another novel. Get the first one done, learn from it, then write the second one. But if you choose to incorporate the new ideas into the existing story, be patient with the process. Good things are worth the effort.
Thank you so much for the advice. You don’t know how much I appreciate the advice.