I got to wondering how many of you, or if any of you, have ever been spurred into a brand new novel by a simple line that worked its magical way into your thoughts and wouldn't leave you alone until you created a story to match its magic? I know this question is directed at authors, but many readers are also interested in the thought process of how a novel comes into being and what motivates authors, so I hope non-authors will find this blog of interest as well.
"There are demons within us all just as surely as there is the goodness of Christ. Love is blind to both..."
That line crept into my imagination and haunted me until I wrote my latest Gothic Historical Romance, PASSION FOR VENGEANCE
about you? How many authors have been piqued by a line that crossed
their thoughts? Or, is the power of just one line enough to launch a whole story? I believe it is.
And just so you can't call me a "one line wonder," I've just started a brand new Gothic Historical Romance, WHERE EVIL DWELLS. And what was the line that started me off on this one? Well, two, but the one I will share because it is the most powerful....
"I'm afraid I've been romancing death more than anyone of flesh and blood..."
So, another line from my fertile imagination has the power to ignite a novel into existence, even the book cover too! Below is the cover for my newest Gothic Historical Romance work in progress, born of one single line...
As an author, has a single line, sprung out of nowhere and grabbed your imagination,
spurred a full length novel? I would love to hear your stories.
Leave your comments and share your experiences.