Kate: You took the summer off from classes so you could get some writing done. How's that going?
Caleb: I'm enjoying the break from school and filling my spare time with weekend getaways, trips to amusement parks, parties and cookouts, but the writing is going nowhere.
Kate: Uh oh. What's wrong?
Caleb: Some writers are architects, and they construct the story start, middle, and finish before they ever type the first word. I'm a gardener. I cultivate a plot and setting, and let my characters run rampant in the world I've created. Sometimes, I sit down and I have no idea what to write for the simple reason that I have no idea what happens next.
Kate: Don't get discouraged. Just keep powering through. As a gardener, you can plant the seed, let it take root, and cultivate it. When you're done, it will grow into something worthwhile. I know it.
Caleb: You always know exactly what to say to keep me motivated. Thanks, Kate!