I’m forever coming across things – bits of dialogue, story kernels, names, phrases – which I want to keep, thinking that one day they may make it into my writing. They pop into my head unbidden, or I overhear them on the subway/bus, or I read them in a book/newspaper/magazine/whatever and don’t want to let them go.
It’s like Pintrest, but with words instead of pictures.
I’m hardly the only writer who does this. Part of writing is being open to inspiration, and this is one way – a good way – to do it.
So I present to you some bits and pieces I’ve collected semi-recently.