Today is a travel day for me as I leave Kansas to return to North Carolina for a couple of book events. When I travel, I like to take notes for future stories inspired by the people I meet, incidents I witness, or sometimes just an especially intriguing name. Today, for example, I passed Toad Suck Pond in Arkansas and thought how to plant that jewel of a place name smack in the middle of a page and what might happen way out there on a picnic. Also, the purple-haired teenager with a bon vivant attitude who waited on me at an interstate truck stop made me imagine what one could do with such personality in the middle of nowhere. I love filling up the coffers with all these juicy details and fertile wonderings.
Whether you’re writing in place today or on the fly, I hope you have a great day. DO tell us about it!
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