Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Today, author and Dream Big Cape Breton blogger Leah Noble tells us a little about the idea spark for her story, "Night Swimmer."

Q: Where did you get your idea for your Grey Area story?

Leah: My story started out as a writing prompt; I was in a writers' group at the time and every month we would give ourselves a sentence and then have to write something that was inspired by it.

The prompt was "Reading on the hill." So from that came the image of the "Neighbour" that my main character encounters early in the story, a ghost who is sitting on a grave in a cemetery just reading a book.

Then I had to ask myself, "Well, who is my main character and how did she get here?" The story went from there. My story isn't a "spooky" ghost story, so much; it's more of a love story as it follows the main character through her process of crossing over.

Thanks, Leah. Be sure to visit Dream Big Cape Breton.

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