To Grow a Story Tree

We begin with the leaves. One by one, placed hanging in the sky. First one. then another. We give. A leaf at a time. Then join them with twigs. Small sense arrives with a branch, and another. Leaf adds to leaf, across the other side. The clues take shape. Leaf by leaf. branch by branch.

Slowly but surely, the knowledge of this tree is divined from the clues that are given. And this trunk, once deduced, allows us to discover the crowning glory. The life truth. As big as the tree but under the surface; nourishing life, out of sight they run. The roots are put down… deep inside our readers’ heads.