Step one: create your Inspiration Book.
Step two: Write a story, no more than 2 pages single-spaced typed, involving one character, one setting, and one plot line, chosen by you from your Inspiration Book. It may seem like a daunting task, especially if you are new to writing, but just try to absorb the picture, tell what you see and let your imagination go! Describe the people, the setting, the action, and the story will flow from there. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be perfect (grammar, etc.) just yet! This is our warm-up to get the creative juices flowing.
Step three: READ your story aloud to someone you trust. It’s nerve-wracking at first, but good writers need to learn to be good speakers, especially when you are doing interviews on Oprah! Finally (and most importantly) post your success on this blog!