Three years ago i bought a book in Tampa which is meant to be a great for creative like minds and for the past three years I have made it my New Years Resolution to complete it. The book is called 642 Things To Write About by The San Francisco Writers Grotto. I never got round to writing many of them so what’s a better way then getting through them then writing a few as an article each week! Enjoy!
421. Turn to the obituries section of the newspaper and choose one person to write about. Imagine a scene in that person’s life.
I am not that morbid and instead going to write about someone else who died years and years ago Arthur Conan Doyle which is based a tiny bit on truth in a book i am currently reading about him.
Sitting in a dark room by candlelight author Conan Doyle is sitting in a room trying to work out the details of Sherlock Holmes.
‘Hmmmmm.my characterm, he needs a location to do all of these murder mystery situations in. I think I will choose London. I know I don’t live there, don’t know much about the city but people will surely want to read about the Capital of England?
Where shall he live? He needs to be somewhere central. I will look at a map and see what name looks good…Baker Street? Yes, that will work, I have never been there so will need to mke up a house number as well.
422. Write about a vivid but troubled figure from literature as if he or she were your grandparents or grea-grandparent. Look for the ways their lives reveal the patterns of codependency, addiction, avoidance, or whatever else you’re dealing with in your own family.
I have heard many stories about the great Sherlock Holmes. Many did not know or think it was capable of him to have children but he did, he had one and kept it hidden secret from everyone he knew.
I have heard many stories about my great grandfather and how he used to solve so many crimes in unique ways. I like to think that I am unique and special like him and use methodlogical ways to solve problems in my everyday life. Sometimes you have to prepare and analyse before dealing with a situation.
Just like my great grandfather, i use music to relax and unwind and as a way to think about things. I do not play the violin but I do play the guitar and keyboard and sometimes make up my own melodies. I do not do drugs though, I am not an addict like him.