Writing on the go part 2

In my first post I asked how you capture ideas and thoughts on the go. This post is more about the experience of being out and people watching. I am writing from our local McDonalds and church has let out. So lots of people and lots of children running around after their churchly confignment. Lots of action, noise and plenty of ideas floating around.

One group in particular is worth watching, a mixed group of children and parents running back and forth and around. And it seems I have becomed the “watched” as well. I don’t how many writers see this as a good writing time, but if you soak up that energy and turn it loose in your story. It can have a powerful effect.

So cheers on this cloudy, noisy Sunday, james