I write about MONEY: personal finance, teaching couples, kids, young and old about their individual economies –SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING and BLOGGING (set up and content) with expertise in REAL ESTATE, MOTGAGE and ESCROW. Aditionally, I write about TRAVEL: tour guides for iTunes Apps – hotels, resorts, vacation spots and romantic journeys – HOW-TO articles about GRAND PARENTING, GARDENING, WRITING; fiction and non-fiction and MORE, so much more.
Now, on to my confession…
I have a door fetish. Yep, a door fetish. I know, I should be embarrassed to say it out loud, right?
But I’m not. Besides, we all have something that bubbles our interest and pricks our brow, so for me it’s doors; old, black lacquered, iron or wood, arched, painted, cracked – you name it if I see a door I want to touch it and then I want to know what’s behind it, who entered, who left or was left behind, lost or deserted, abandoned or found.
Why do I have a fetish for doors? Because to me every door represents a story; there are legends behind old doors, down historic alleys, cobbled streets and broke-down buildings – and I want to know what they are.
I write much the way I travel, looking for some spark that peaks my interest. Whether its travel, tour guides, relocation pamphlets, product or customer reviews or any other form of writing, it all begins with a door, that entrée to a story. And everyone loves a good story. Right?
As a writer it’s my job to search for the most interesting narrative. Why? Because stories sell. After all, wouldn’t you rather buy a door from someone who knew the difference between a Classic Medieval, Baroque, Tudor, Gothic or a pine door with a brass knob? I would.
What stories do you need to tell? Just show me to the door – you know I meant that metaphorically, right? – and I’ll find the story that makes it sell.