Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any.
Orson Scott Card
Working in a cafe gives me a lot of daily customer interaction. I find material for poems, shorts and characters daily. Sometimes I just write a line or two in my notebook for later...other times I am moved to write it down immediately. The lady that stole the money out of my tip jar will get a story in time or maybe an article, the "crazy" bosses I've had will make their way into a manuscript or a poem...be observant everywhere you go and you will never run out of material.
Today think back to last week what story ideas could you find in your experiences.
One of my favorite short story authors Raymond Carver had the ability to write about the everyday stuff with such insight. After you write today, read one of his short stories. Vitamins. Now get back to work.
The Writing Nag
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