By Leesa Ostrander
I came across a very interesting quote:
“Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses applied simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more. He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish you for your everylasting benefit.” ― Richard G. Scott
I had to think if I did not have challenges and obstacle's where would I be today? What would the story I create look like? Sound like? Feel like? Many of my experiences whether fun and exciting or true learning moments have shape the stories I create.
I may think of a story and how my character will get out of a mess, then realize it is me that is in the mess. My path can shape a story or my path in life. I can see stories in everyday around me. The challenge for me is to finish the story!
In writing is it the responsibility of the character to overcome a obstacle or is it the plot to create a method for the character