Thursday, March 1, 2012
A Month of Stories
I am on vacation. And, what usually happens when I go on vacation is that I have time to think... Not that I am not thinking all the time when I am at work, but I mean really think... about important things... like, gee, if I finally got around to writing and selling that novel I wouldn't have to work. Then I could just write, and write, and write. And, collect animals... but more on that later.
Anyway, we're staying at the very nice, vegetarian and dog-friendly Stanford Inn in Mendocino. Combine the natural beauty of the area and the grounds, and you have more than enough inspiration to want a life of sitting in front of your keyboard inventing other worlds for all to explore. Not to mention I wouldn't have to deal with dental pain drug seekers. Seriously, fix your teeth already and stop smoking.
So, I'm hanging around the lobby area looking at all the goodies they have on display, and I find this neat little box. It's called "The Writer's Toolbox." Basically, it's a jumpstart for creative thinking. It gives you several different ways to get those brain story juices flowing.
Ok, so now I have the tools - brain and box, and I plan to write a story or poem a day for the next month to get my right brain functioning again. Starting tomorrow. Cause, seriously, sitting around writing scripts for poison oak dermatitis and bronchitis Z-packs is starting to take it's toll... again, stop smoking...!