Where to Start?
“Focus the story to your listening audience”
I like all of these, but I find it difficult to use something that has already been used before. I want to begin my stories like I begin my #stem projects – from a clean slate. And even if it takes a few attempts to get the flow going in the right direction, I know that it is my own creation, my own idea. And I can live with that.
So, let me talk about the story, and where to start. Do I start a story from the beginning? Where, exactly, is the beginning? One book tells us that there was a beginning, because it clearly states: “In the beginning . . .” But since then, finding the begging of a story can be difficult. And once I find a beginning, what comes next? And after the beginning is establish, I have doubts. I worry if the story is even interesting. Who will listen? Who is going to read it? What will they think of the story once they are finished with it? In the end – who really cares?