Listening to the radio on my drive to school one morning, I heard the morning crew asking callers with grown children to call in and talk about the things they missed from the time when their children were small. I heard several sweet “slice of life” moments between songs (my drive is about 35 minutes). Some would choke up as they were talking. Then a caller came on and along with his story, provided a quote that would be great in developing a character- “Why’d you have to go making my head leak?”
This noticing and collecting words here and there comes with writing, doesn’t it? Before SOLSC, I might have noticed these words, but I never would have thought about writing it down because it could be a great line for a character in a story I might someday write.
Do words jump out at you sometimes? Heard any good lines lately?