Writer as Magpie

One of the most common bits of advice for writers is to carry a notebook everywhere to capture any shiny bits of language or glittering ideas.  I usually have at least some paper to write on but I don’t collect gems as often as I could.  I just love those snatches of conversation you hear in passing and some of these I have used as a starter for 10 so to speak.  A recent one was ‘It was the tailor’s dummy that was the last straw’.  I’ve used that to create a very short story.  If you’d like to read it click microsoft-word-the-tailors-dummy I’ll have a similar challenge for you in a day or so! 

3 Responses to “Writer as Magpie”


  1. 1 chris June 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    You haven’t lost your touch, have you? 🙂


  1. 1 Hurt Couture « wordswordswords Trackback on July 22, 2008 at 3:28 pm

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