Reprise: At the Heart of the Story


I am still on my blogging hiatus, but in the interim here is another post from the archives. I hope your weekend is filled to the brim with thankfulness for the moment-by-moment joys hidden in the ordinariness of life.


If you use a little imagination you’ll find this Anemone offers another illustration of story building, starting with the heart of the story, the central idea, and building around that with a tight outline of supporting basics, and finally writing the gorgeous details, layer upon layer. You don’t see beauty in the bud, only its potential. The glory of its creation is evident once it has reached full maturity.

Anemone “Whirlwind”

Just sharing one of my “something to think about” moments. 🙂


In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree;
In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

~  ~  ~


Published by Carol

A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

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