For me it’s all about the stories. Family stories and stories I make up in my head. Sometimes, for my fiction, I blend the two, part family story, part imagination. That’s my favorite kind of writing.
My Mom told me most of my family stories when I was little and following her around while she did her work, ironing, or hoeing weeds in the garden, or kneading the bread. Probably her intent was to keep me quiet and out of trouble, but those stories are my foundation. Not just for writing, but for my whole life.
Family stories are called “Oral History” now. You can take college courses to learn all about them. Is that neat, or what?
S is for Stories – April A-Z Blogging Challenge.