Are you a writer? If the answer is yes, you have to constantly remind yourself that even a walk around your neighborhood is an opportunity to absorb sights and sounds that might be useful someday in your writing. Once you get into the habit of doing this, it will become automatic. You won’t have to think about it. You’ll just be able to enjoy your surroundings and the sight and sounds will be there for you when you need them.
That’s exactly what a writer wants.
The Old Soldier just came back from an afternoon walk around the neighborhood. I took in the partly sunny, mild weather, the trees and lawns, the buildings and the joggers, the young couples holding hands.
Now it’s time for some home fries with onions and green peppers and football on television and some Pepsi Wild Cherry.
If you are a writer, why don’t you send me something? The Anything Goes tab at the top of the page is for non-fiction and the Submissions tab is for flash fiction.
- Searching For My Next Guest Writer (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)