As the 2009 winds down, I am immersing myself in the lives of two women of the Prairie State. Articles, journals, books all hold clues to why these women are important enough to write about. Sifting through to find the gems is like prospecting. I search for the detail that will hook my reader. I want something more than the obvious, something that shows how this woman thinks, what drives her to accomplish her dream. Finally, the detail jumps out at me. I know how to begin writing.
Happy New Year!