Recently I started a writing course with WordPress, titled Shaping Your Story. Week one was finding your angle. It’s one thing to have a subject for your story, you also need an angle for telling it.
The first workshop included this tip from Amy Tan:
I try to see as much as possible — in microscopic detail. I have an exercise that helps me with this, using old family photographs. I’ll blow an image up as much as I can, and work through it pixel by pixel.
–Amy Tan, from an article in the Atlantic
Inspired, I dug out my box of old photographs and a magnifying lens. Continue reading “Magnify the Past to Find Your Story”