Friday, 4 January 2013

Another deviation from normality...

       I know, I know - this is the second time in a row that I haven't made something up for you. But isn't it nice when we're honest with each other? Now, I've been looking after the @BrunelWriter's twitter for the last couple of weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only have I been able to say different things to a different audience, I think I've actually grown intellectually due to looking at quotes from author who I idolize. I've learned to find inspiration in everything, to create characters and story lines from a flash of an image, or from something the person is carrying. (A little old lady on a bright pink moped lead me to a fantastic narrative on Wednesday)
       I think the point of this is basically to tell you that you can find inspiration anywhere. Go for a walk, get on a bus or a train and watch people. Go to a café and do the same. As Earnest Hemingway says; 'When writing a novel, a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature' 
        I'll leave it there, I just wanted to say something a bit profound. The next post will be about 'things I'm crazy about.' Don't worry - my creative pen hasn't run out of ink, I just can't decide how to present my next piece. I promise it will exist soon! Also, I'm hoping that some time in the next month, 'How to Fight a Dragon', 'Awakening' and 'Close Encounters of the Awkward Kind' will be back up, as they were three of my most popular posts, ever.

                          Take care and thanks for reading! Laura

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