Finding Your Hidden Place

My rooftop story took flight this week and might make it into one of my novels. The character names might change but I really like what I started. There’s something both romantic and different about meetings that take place above a big city.

To me, hidden places are hard to find in all the hustle and bustle of the crowds. The quiet can feel like a sanctuary where you can escape the long lines and just breath above the exhaust.

Imagine finding a place where you can savor a sandwich during the middle of your work day. The rat race of the 9-5 fades away for a few seconds. Imagine being comfortable around someone else enough to sit in silence together.

Where is your sanctuary? If your fingers still aren’t flying, then write about that place for 5-10 minutes as we go into the weekend. Then, work on expanding it. Find the root of your story.

Writing a short is about getting to the heart of the story in a short amount of time. The words are enough to satisfy the reader and they feel like they have a full story. Images need to be clear and writing a short forces you to leave out all the adjectives that you don’t need. Clean and simple writing can be more powerful that something wordy. I’ll leave you to your prompt.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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