Where do ideas for stories come from?
Every day story hints come to us by way of our five senses. Most ignore them. Others see in them as potential subjects for their writing. They twist, turn, change, and build on them, until they become stories that others will read and enjoy and will fulfill the creative hunger of the writer. Many of the best hints come from our sixth sense, our memory of things--good and bad—from the past.
Titusville, Florida. Local author Joseph Richardson announces the release of his third book “Waiting and other stories,” a collection of eclectic short stories, poems and articles. Many of them reflect memories from his years growing up on a small farm in Central Florida. Others are based on more modern hints. “Waiting” is a haunting story from the past to the present. “A Streetcar Called Jungle” recalls High School years in St. Petersburg, Florida. “The Artwork” deals with the inner-city life of a young boy.
Richardson’s previous books are Writer’s Digest five-star award-winning “Fire Angels” a Florida novel that takes place in Central Florida 1915—1925 and non-fiction “Self-esteem in the workplace.” The three books are self-published through Createspace and are available from Amazon.com or may be ordered from any bookstore.
The author is a native Floridian retired from NASA after more than thirty-five years of federal service. He is an army veteran of the Korean War. Graduated from St. Petersburg High School and received a BS degree from the University of Alabama.