Taking Chances – IDEAS, from SPARK to FICTION

Where do I get my story ideas? Most writers have probably heard that question numerous times, and sometimes it’s difficult to answer. Some of my ideas seem to come out of nowhere, fully-formed, and other times the birth of a story is made up of several factors that are only clear in retrospect.

The creative spark that eventually became Taking Chances was born during an afternoon walk with my friend Jan, while describing a novel I’d been reading. Although the book was well-written, I was on a rant because I would not believe in the romantic premise …

Click on the video to listen to how Taking Chances was born…

I had fun remembering this one, and if you enjoyed it too and found it interesting, I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my YouTube channel and share the video with others. A “like” would come in handy as well.

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Where do you get your ideas?

Vanessa

Wild Passage – IDEAS, from SPARK to FICTION

People often ask where I get my ideas for my novels. It’s a difficult question to answer, because every story is different.

My novel Wild Passage, for example, had its origins in the most terrifying night of my life. My husband Brian were 70 miles west of the Oregon coast on our sailboat, Julie Marie II, on a voyage from Canada’s Juan de Fuca straight to San Francisco.

Let me tell you the story…

I had fun remembering this one, and if you enjoyed it too and found it interesting, I have a couple of favours to ask you.

I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my YouTube channel and share the video with others. A “like” would come in handy as well.

If you’d like to learn about special offers and upcoming releases of my videos, books, and creativity courses, subscribe to my mailing list on this page.

And have a great day!

Vanessa

Creating Brilliant Beginnings in Storytelling

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my newly expanded – and retitled – course, Creating Brilliant Beginnings in Storytelling.

I invite you to join me on a journey of discovery, exploring the art and craft of brilliant beginnings in storytelling. Storytellers write these opening words to draw readers across the threshold into the imaginary world of story.

For more information, and to register, visit the course using one of the links below:

Have a great day!

Vanessa Grant
Storyteller Academy