Finding Inspiration In The Everyday

“I saw a streetcar conductor today with one brown eye and one blue. Wouldn’t he make a nice villain for a detective story?”
~Daddy-Long-Legs, by Jean Webster


I love, love, love this book and this quote, and I was reminded of it by a blog post my brother *eh hem* some mysterious hacker did on Kate’s blog recently. It’s about inspiration, and you’ve got to read it!

All around me I see things that inspire me and instantly catalog them for a story someday.


Laying in a cold, grassy field beneath a milky half-moon and talking about the stars and navy blue sky with my little sisters and friend.

My brother runs to pick up the phone when it’s someone we know so he can do a weird voice or say some silly greeting.

The funny road name that needs to be a stuffy old baroness’s name.

It rained overnight, and I woke up to the sweet smell of rain and a fresh new world.

Kissing my daddy on his cheek to say goodnight and feeling his sweat from a long hard day of working construction to support our family.

A person at the gas pump in front of us was softly singing to himself.

We know our nephews have arrived when we hear them outside the front door all begging to get to be the one to ring the doorbell.

Smelling bonfire smoke in my hair for days after camp, and a flood of memories making me smile.


Those are only a few things this week I’ve saved to slip into a story, hopefully giving it a real-life taste and a cozy quirky feel.

What is something that’s happened in normal life that you’ve gone “I’m so putting that into a story” ?

Till later,

Anna 🙂

13 thoughts on “Finding Inspiration In The Everyday

    Ahem. Uh… I’d totally give y’all some money, but I’m broke. So.
    I do this all the time. I can’t help it! There’s this guy at the ice rink who I *cough cough* stalked so I could write him into a serial story… I’m a little strange.. I live life and add it to my story. XD

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    1. LOL *whispers* ssshhhh, yes it was Paul but don’t tell anyone 😜🤐 Haha you funny. 😂
      Oh man, that’s great. I’ve maybe totally done that … Though someone convinced me it’s not okay to sneak a pic of the person even if they look exactly like my unusual looking character, so that was a tragical revelation. 🙈😉 Haha I guess you just hope Ice Rink Guy doesn’t find your story someday and just go ahead and use that perfect story-character-of-a- human in it!! 👍👊
      “I live life and add it to my story” ❤ it.

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      1. Bwahahahahaha. Ha. 😜
        Wait. You can’t?!? *hurriedly deletes pictures* That’s so sad! And here I thought I had everyone mapped out. *wails*
        Hopefully… *chuckles evilly* 😀 Thanks!

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