Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Story In It...


LISTENING....FOR THE STORY...
I love writing, but almost as much writing I love getting the food for my stories,
Most of what I write about comes from an observation, a snippet of overheard conversation and my extremely, even at my age, vivid imagination…
I was talking to my cousin the other day and she was astonished that all my books weren’t true stories…she just couldn’t believe I could make all that stuff up…
Grinning inside, I thought, ‘Girl there are some stories in this big Capricorn head…
Anyway…
As for the observations, I love that,
Watching people and constructing a story,
Recently I watched a family,
The older couple,
Their son, daughter-in-law and baby,
They fascinated me,
Because while the father and mother were very involved with the baby,
The grandfather was less so,
And the grandmother not at all,
In fact she seemed completely uninvolved,
Though they were all sitting together,
Of course I was fascinated and writing out the story…
Scenario One:
She was not feeling the daughter-in-law…
But why not the baby…

Hmmm…
I mentioned it to my man,
Who rolled his eyes,
Telling me, ‘Baby there is no story there…’
Sure…
I continued to watch and still nothing,
Nada,
Zip…too interesting…
Days later I discovered that the grandmother/mother,
Really wasn’t the grandmother/mother after all,
She was recently married to the grandfather/father…
HELLO…
I knew there was a story there,
There was just a bit too much coolness,
And disconnectedness…
Interesting…
Not as interesting as I would write it,
But interesting non-the-less…
From that little bit of observation,
I could write a whole book,
Hmm let me see…
Educated parents, not pleased with educated son’s choice of bride,
Bride a bit to…umm urban for parents,
Son hoping that parents will come around once baby is born,
However, that is not what happens,
Lots of underlying tensions and unspoken disapproval…
Hmmm….
We will see….

BE BLESSED!
Angelia
http://www.angeliavmenchan.com/

4 comments:

JC Martin said...

I love people watching and coming up with what I believe is their story in my mind. That's the good thing about writing, we don't have to snoop be all up in their business to get our story idea.

Btw, those ladybugs looks good on you.

Angelia... said...

Thanks Jen,
they are adorable, I am thinking about what I am going to do for the Mrs. Black giveaway...any ideas...the colors of the lady bugs are perfect...black brown cinnamon...what you think...maybe a bracelet with the same colors....hmmm

angelia

JC Martin said...

I love the colors together. I will play around with some ideas for the bracelets.

Yasmin said...

She just wasn't into that baby...lol...hmmm were these folks black or white...curious minds want to know.