Stray Sparks: The Spark Catcher
Welcome to Stray Sparks! In these segments I want to share with you the different things I find that inspire me or spark a particular idea, thought, dialog, or whatever. I hope to show you that ideas can come from anywhere and at any time.
That said, the perfect place to start would be investing in a Spark Catcher. I’m talking a small notebook here. Nothing big or grandiose, just something small that can easily fit in your pocket or purse. Try to make it a habit to pack it with your keys or wallet, things you take with you everywhere.
At the same time, set a small goal for yourself to try to write at least three things in it everyday. They don’t have to be long. Maybe just a brief description, an interesting name, or a basic idea. You could write more, but try not to use it as a diary or journal. Think of it as your tinder box carrying the stray sparks you’ve collected. All that’s left to do is add them to your stories and watch them ignite.