"I drove home, I didn't win the lottery. Something better happened. My SELF-WORTH disconnected from my NET-WORTH. I stopped struggling and stepped into peace."
- Melody Beattie, The Grief Club
The plot? For sure
The ending? No doubt
The beginning? Yep
Intrigue? Uh huh
Suspense? Oh yeah
Comedy? In some cases
There are lots and lots of thingies required to create a top story. But one of the main attractors that will make people sit up and take notice of the story is how it relates to you. If the story is about or close to something about you then there is a good chance you are going to be veeeeery interested, no?
This whole journey of mine is a story with a little twist. I'm writing it BACKWARDS. I am writing about a lot of stuff that hasn't happened yet. But I have VISION because I KNOW how the story ends. All I am now doing is taking single steps forward towards the end, which of course is my dream. But more than that it is my DESTINY.
Now straight away it has the makings of a good story because it is different, it is unique.It is something very unusual. It is a purple cow!
My story is about re-invention of my life. And THAT is something that will make people sit up and take notice because it is a story that could be their own story. So I get past first base in the 'interest' stakes.
OhK, so I've done that. That's pretty good so far but the wheels must keep turning to keep the plot of the story credible. There has to be more interest.......
So in any case I think you should be able to get the drift. I am creating a veeeeery attractive story about myself BACKWARDS. My motivation is very interesting in that I am completely changing my life around, re-inventing myself and also doing what I WANT to do with what is left of my life. Now I won't get every dot on the planet to watch me, but I KNOW for sure that there are a lot of dots, a mass market in fact, that would like to see someone do that, and there is a reasonable chance that they would like the story to be about THEMSELVES. Hmmmmmm....... veeeeelly interesting, no?
So far my story has a good beginning because the beginning is my ending. There is certainly a lot of intrigue going by the public respones to the mass media exposure I have generated. Suspense? Hell yeah! I have already told the world what I am going to do including songs, film, Facebook on steroids, so anybody watching is going to be very interested to see if I can do what I say. Better than a Sherlock Holmes thriller, no?
This is what 2013 holds for my story (at a minimum): Songs, songwriting and performing with a promise of chart makers, a public concert and a television show. I'm hoping for more and the launch of DotsHQ. Now that will be fun!
Good story, don'tcha reckon dot?