What makes us begin our stories? I began many of my stories to enter in contests or use at workshops. An idea would marinate in my brain until it or the characters compelled me to write the stories. After the death of my parents I decided to finish some of my beginnings and turn them into novels and novellas. Ten of those became novels.
My novella Forever Love tells the story of a woman who discovers the love story of her ancestor in a journal. I wrote this one years ago and unearthed it when I decided to Indie publish. That is still 99 cents.
Haunting Refrain grew into a novel about reincarnation and ghost. It is FREE on Amazon until November 21. I started that story as a workshop entry.
How do ideas become novels or novellas for you?