I always try to carry a notebook whenever I go out, to jot down ideas,sentences, fully blown short stories (if I am lucky) If on the odd occasion I am without a notebook it means a quick trip to the nearest newsagent or supermarket to buy something to write on.
I am a visual writer in that if I see something interesting I will write a piece about it. Thank Heavens for camera phones!
It is also useful to make a note of any scents – the smell of freshly baked bread, real coffee beans. The smell of freshly mown grass. The country smell of cow pats!
So if you see someone sitting in a corner scribbling away frantically it could just be me!
Or maybe it’s just a trick of the light……..