“What If” is one of the most important questions we, as writers, can ask ourselves.
What if all of the Earth's volcanoes exploded tomorrow?
What if my grandfather started speaking to me while in a coma?
What if conjoined twins' souls got separated during surgery?
Well, you get the idea. Asking "What If" helps strengthen our writing. We can create more complex plots, sharpen our timing, and deepen our characters. But too often we get fixated on the wrong What Ifs and negatively impact our writing.
What if that agent doesn't like my query?Wait- you don't ask yourself that last one? Hmmm...must just be my “friend”.
What if I don't get published?
What if everyone laughs at my Illusions’ Mini Excerpts?
How has asking "What If?" improved your writing?