- Happy families are dull
- Unhappy families are interesting
I was perusing through this book the other day and this excerpt hit home for me. I had been struggling with the family dynamics of my main character for quite some time. For some reason, I kept making the grandfather too nice and the mom nothing short of super woman. Sure they had their secrets. But secrets aren't enough to make a family interesting. But when I read unhappy families are interesting it set off a chain of events in my imagination that created a family of three that were at odds with each other. And that's when the writing started to fly.
Sometimes you just don't know what will set off the creative juices.
Happy Writing Folks!