They say when you see a person in your dreams and you see their face that means you MUST have seen them in real life.
The mind will NOT make up a face. Some person’s face you ran across made an impression upon your brain whether conscious or not.
They say 25% of people dream in black and white. Another astounding fact is that they say 75% of people used to dream in black and white prior to color movies & television appearing as a norm.
What does that mean?
Our minds are so malleable it seems. Impressionable.
I look for those impressions….I seek them out. In place, events, experiences, but mostly people.
You see, I want my writing to be REAL. As real as I can get it. The flow and rhythm of conversation. The give and take. The voice has to be right. Else, the story is ruined for me. I have to believe the character and the situation I put them in.
Yes, it can be a fantasy and still be believable If I make you believe in it.
So I look for scenarios…places, strange happenstances in real life… intriguing people. They may not even know they are intriguing. But they are. I collect them all in here (tapping the side of my skull with my finger now) with this, my brain and catalog them for later.
So when I write. I go to that well , that mega filing system of characters, places, things, events, and strangeness and pull them up and out and plop them into the story that fits. Like with most writers , it just comes. Journaling helps somewhat. It keeps the synapses firing and the memories sharper.
But mostly I just want to jump into things lately. Experience it. Anything new is the best…bring it on… skinny dipping? I’m all for it. Dancing…sign me up… Fencing with epee (sword)…I’ll take that class…more more more… I follow some of you bloggers, I have casual acquaintances on here and some I know pretty well through following and commenting and even emailing directly.
I want my brain to mingle in your flavor…taste it and get an impression of you….it’s fun to me. I have made some friends through all this mingling of the minds I am happy to say and hope to make more.
So don’t be surprised as that almost old saying goes…be careful or you may end up in one of my novels…:)