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Turning A Day Dream Into Really Decent Page Turning Short Story Creative Fiction

Have you ever had a daydream, or relived a situation that happened in your life? Perhaps changing the outcome, or thinking of something that you wished you would’ve said but didn’t? You can’t go back, but these experiences we have in life which are part of the life experience also make extremely great material for your creative short stories.
If you doubt this, perhaps you should consider the success of the Harry Potter series, it’s made hundreds of millions of dollars, and it hasn’t been until just now that they’ve even worried about releasing one of their books as an e-book. They’ve never had to, and they’ve been so successful, that they’ve been able to force people to buy hardbound editions, or go watch the movies.
So no one can say that a daydream isn’t worth something. Imagination is as important as knowledge, isn’t that what Einstein said? And I have no doubt that Walt Disney would agree. And how do you develop such an imagination? The best way to start is to take events in your life, and consider alternative outcomes. Best of all, when you are daydreaming, or lucid dreaming, your mind automatically comes up with seemingly impossible scenarios.
Indeed, I would submit to you that you should work on this if you want to develop a creative mind to come up with the best fictional short stories. You can do this, and I know because I have. Now then, I usually write science fiction, and on futurist type topics when I am writing creative fiction, but it hardly matters the venue or the genre.
Some of the best creative writers I know take real life events, and people they meet and mold them into characters, often giving them attributes they may not have, to make the character more likable, comical, notable, charismatic, or any of the other attributes on the opposite side of that spectrum, after all every story needs a villain or protagonist right? It’s hard to get complications to arise without a little bit of conflict to weave into your fictional story.
So you need to dream a little, laugh little, relax a little, and let your mind drift. You’ll be surprised what you can come up with, and when you do, you’ll know it, and your readers will too. Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it. If you have other strategies to help with the creative flow in creating fictional short stories then please shoot me an e-mail, maybe your ideas might be great for a future article on this topic.

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