That one word easily stretches to a sentence, where form begins to take place.
One sentence flows into another until they fill a page. Characters, dialogue, setting take form.
And page after page links together experiences and plots.
Bit by bit, the story evolves.
Until at last, it reaches a climax and falls to a conclusion. The end.
It started with just one word.
When I get down, when I’m not sure where to go, I need only put my fingers to the keyboard for just one more word. One more word, one more page–piece by pain-staking piece. That’s how great stories come about.