Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tornados and Other Severe Weather

I grew up in the tornado belt and experienced more than one tornado in my childhood and lived through hurricane Charley. They spawn stories I tell to this day. With the rash of severe weather experienced around the world this year, there's all kinds of stories in the news. Write a true experience, or take a detail from the news and use it as a springboard for a story. It doesn't have to be a disaster story. Just think, without a tornado, Wizard of Oz wouldn't work. Use a natural event as a catalyst for change in your character's world.

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