New Stories from Old

 

 

A photo from long ago: Mom, Dad, Friends and Me

As I travel to different schools, I explain to children that ideas for my stories have been based on real events in my life. Being a teacher for thirty years, it wasn’t unusual for me to hear children talking about being tired of something. The idea for my children’s books, Tired of My Bath, Tired of School and Tired of Being Different developed from those conversations.

Ideas for stories can come not only from events, but also from photographs. Recently, a friend of mine sent me a photograph of when I was a little girl. In it was my mom, dad, a friend and her son. I had never seen that picture before and could only image why it was taken and where. Because of not knowing any of the details, the sky’s the limit in writing my story. I’m only limited by imagination.

Do you have a photo of your family in which you don’t know details, like who’s in the picture or where it was taken? If so, it’s time to get out pencil and paper and start writing. You never know where your imagination will take you. I’d love to hear your stories.

About Dicy McCullough

Dicy McCullough I am a retired music teacher who began writing poetry in 2006. Two years later, I started writing short stories and now write a human interest column for a local newspaper, the Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC. The idea for my first children's book came about because I noticed children were always tired of something. Tired of My Bath and Tired of School are the first two books in the series. These stories have been a lot of fun to write. I would very much like to visit your school, church, or community to share them with you.
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2 Responses to New Stories from Old

  1. WGman says:

    Really nice!

    • admin says:

      Thanks, Will. I’m glad you liked it. I bet you have a lot of new photos from the wedding. Save them. You’ll laugh one day.

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