“I saw a streetcar conductor today with one brown eye and one blue. Wouldn’t he make a nice villain for a detective story?”
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” ?