A while ago (around 14 years ago!) I started writing a short story inspired by the Mariah Carey Christmas song, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Through the years the story has stuck with me and every once in a while I reread it or added a little bit to it. I have always really liked the story though it isn’t quite how I want it to be…it’s not quite finished. As we are getting closer to the holiday season, I have started to think about this story again and had a (brilliant????) idea to make it a frame story (or a story within a story) but I have never really done anything like that before.
Any tips or suggestions for writing a frame story? I don’t have much time to devote to this project right now, but I would like to work on it…especially since it is the Christmas season! It’s actually a little harder to do than I thought it would be. I think that it will make the story much longer than it was originally. I’m trying to find the balance of how much of each story to tell.