I got this idea from helping Small Wonders Entertainment (a nonprofit business). While writing a Blog for SWE, I realized that I had all these really long letters on file.
So now, I don't have to think so hard. I can just take out excerpts and put them to use in a different context. And every once in awhile do something creative and original.
Writing, I have discovered, is not for the faint of heart. I'm always walking the blurred line that will keep my readers entertained and give them a reason to come back for more. Plus, I constantly make judgments about how much I should reveal about myself and what to keep under wraps.
The anxiety I always feel is that readers won't agree with my conclusions. And my reward, though, is that readers will have their own conclusions. There's the old dichotomy, you can lead a horse to water . . . .
Good storytelling is simple enough to teach but difficult to learn. There always has to be some sort of suspense. Wouldn't you agree? Humor is another good tactic. That always works for me, but my humor is rather dry, and not everybody gets it. More on that, later.