Thursday, February 21, 2013
Look Around You - Inspiration - Thursday's Child
I tried to take some pictures, I really did. But life got in the way.
What? Never happens to you? Come on. Life rears its ugly-got-to run-errands-feed the cats-walk-the-dogs-sweep the floor-head, all the time.
But if, as a writer, you are careful and observant, these tiny moments can boost your writing. I'm a big fan of the small moments. The cluster of nail polish bottles on a side table. The way a boy scratches the back of his ear when he's nervous. The shine of your father's car because without fail he takes it to the car wash every Thursday.
These small attributes are often where my stories start.
I think it's why characterization is often pointed out as a strength in my writing.
So for this Thursday, the little everyday things are my inspiration.
What small moments boost your writing?
(Edited to add - I wanted to start doing this posts that a friend of mine, Rhiann Wynn-Nolet, started on her blog. This one is a wee bit less than truly inspired. Bear with me as I get more inspired :0))
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