Always. Be. Collecting.
I love this. I'm a collector by nature. I'm always picking up little things (physically) wherever I'm at, as well as being a people watcher. I've used this technique in the past, but completely forgot about it. Great article.
This is an excellent sensory exercise and a way to flex our imagination muscles!
I have been curating my way through the old island farmhouse of my childhood this summer--a museum of antiques, books and heirlooms just begging to be written about. With my parents’ recent passage, I’m last in the legacy and often left only with my imagination to tell the tales.
Thank you, thank you...for this inspiring letter. Tips on pulling one self up from being dragged down by, in my case a self diagnosed writer's block, is like drinking a glass of water filled with tinkling ice cubes on a hot day. I'm out to practice the A.B.C's
I’m a collector of so many things, so I love this tip! Looking forward to your next workshop announcements!
As a creative magpie, this piece resonates with me.
Books!! I collect books. Many I read. Some I don’t. But I buy them. Mostly used. Certain books I never fully read but rather scan particular sentences, paragraphs, pages, chapters when the mood strikes. I love the smell of books. Being surrounded by them. They’re like long lost friends. Silent and kind.
‘Sincere American Writing’
Thanks, Kathy. Sorry to have missed you at West Cork-we left the week you got there. Looking forward to a workshop!