Did you know writer's are thieves? We steal bits of conversations, personalities, physical looks - anything to make our characters more realistic. The next time you're stuck in a line or a waiting room, don't look at it as wasted time. Take out your notebook and start stealing (that's a figurative term, folks!) - write down interesting features, dress, grooming, stance, mannerisms, speech - whatever catches your eye or ear. Use these notes to round out your characters. Look around you - what did you find interesting to use today?
Quote for the day: "I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone." John Cheever