Saturday, August 29, 2009

"A Frigidaire Song" by Carly Anne

Carly Anne West wrote "A Frigidaire Song" for the S.F. Writers Conference Anthology that inspired a short story I'm writing for the West Oakland Anthology due October 1st. My story is called "Goldie, the Mirror".

I'm always interested in what motivates people to write what they write. Carly Anne's character writes letters to her Frigidaire, my character talks to a mirror. My character began as a dear friend of ours who passed away a year ago, but the character morphed into his own identity, not just our friend's.

Maybe we writers could compile a book on what inspired us in each of our writings. I'd buy it.


  1. Ha, yes, that could be a very interesting compilation.

    I am finding these days that a lot of the stories I cling to and work on are inspired by things I wrote for prompts. Andie's Gold grew from a spoof "guess the plot" entry I wrote for Evil Editor's blog. The novel I've half started has grown from a short I wrote for Fiction Friday blog prompt two years ago. Others... not so sure.

  2. When I think about it, many of my stories came from prompts too. Remember when we used to do the First Line Magazine contests? Whatever happened to them? I hope they're still in business.

  3. Life inspires me. Driving the freeway, seeing a word on a billboard, lunch with other writers, listening to inspirational speakers -everywhere!