Here's a writing prompt I found on the beach early this morning as two young women jogged past me. The one with a blond pony tail said to her friend, "You know my brother threw him out of the house.."
"Yeah," said her friend.
"So now my dad lives in a garage."
What did the father do to get thrown out of the house? How did the brother have so much power? Describe the garage, the father. (These gems are everywhere - you just have to be nosey, listen hard and carry a notebook.)
I did an interview with Chase March last week that was great fun. Here's the link to both the podcast and the text of the interview on his blog. It's a half hour discussion about writing and my new book, A Year of Writing Dangerously.
A few spaces are still available for the Writer's Retreat in Lake Arrowhead, October 26 - 28. Write to me if you'd like more information. (B.Abercrombie@Verizon.net)