Welcome to Fiction Friday.
This week I am going to do something a little different.
What does your work area include? Is it organized chaos? Is it as sterile as an Operating Room? Maybe it is somewhere in between.
My work area is often referred to as my Big Bird Nest. I gather things around me like a hen attracts her chicks. Right now, I have a painting project, a crochet bag and two laptops. That is just the stuff on the surface. About once every ten days it reaches a state that no longer inspires any kind of creation. That is when I clean it up.
What is your favorite writing tool? Do you like a nice pen and paper? Do you have a favorite writing program? Maybe your favorite tool is a cup of coffee or a stiff drink.
I am currently using yWriter, a free writing system for novelers. It lets me keep track of items like guns, tire irons, first aid kits, or even a large batch of garlic. I am really awful at naming and finding files. yWriter does that for me.
One last question…
Where do you get your best ideas? Dreams? News Events? Books with prompts?
I like to pretend I am psychic and invent back stories for people I see in store parking lots. An over filled shopping cart filled with paper towels and toilet paper is food for fiction. I also like news stories. The big Montana stories at the moment include a 4 year old child killed by his father and an Otter Attack on one of our rivers. Extreme isn’t it?
Your job, should you choose to spend a little time here, is to leave a comment that answers at least one of these questions. If you don’t reply, well, now, I’m going to look pretty much like a looser.
Don’t touch anything sharp.