This is a story of how a simple misunderstood gesture from one disrupts the balance and contentment of another.
Nicholas Toulard is a celebrated baker, known throughout the world. However, Nicolas is not motivated by fame. He does not have a bakery empire with stores throughout the city of Paris.
No, Nicholas has a single small bakery in a quaint small neighborhood. Although fame bestowed its gift on Nicolas, he remains humble but proud. Every day the baker happily goes about his daily routine, until one day, when a young boy named Pierre throws the baker's world into disarray.
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What is the best part about being a writer? For me, the best thing about being a writer is the unanswered question, “where will my imagination take me.” The one thing no one can take away from me or any other writer. It belongs to us. To be cultivated, harvested, to share with the world.
Where do I get my ideas? Storytelling is the heart and soul of a writer. The ideas for most of my stories begin with the question, "what if," and grow from there. I know that sounds a bit arrogant, I'm sorry if it does, but really my last book "Remain Alive," began with "what if there were only 150 humans alive on the planet," From there it grew to a Sci-fi thriller. If the question continues to expand with several possibilities then a story is born.
What is my advice for aspiring writers? My advice to aspiring writers is, "You are not perfect, do not fool yourself. However, with hard work, dedication, commitment, more hard work, and the belief in yourself, you can be a great writer!"
Don't be afraid, don't listen to those voices of doubt in your head. Read, read, read, then write, write, read, and write. If it's not working that does not mean you are not a writer, it means your not ready just yet. Be patient with yourself. Writing is a long journey, full of many perils, but don't be afraid it is an exciting adventure!