When I have nothing particular to say in this daily writing blog, I read a story and pluck out a word that stirs me. Most often this is a word I had forgotten existed. A word, for whatever reason, I never use.
I, then, type that word on my blank computer screen and write around it.
Sometimes it’s easy to wrap my authorly life around it. Sometimes it’s not. But once this strange process has begun, I will not stop until its done. I am nothing if not a stout never-give-up-er.
Sometimes I will even give up trade secrets to the cause… such secrets as plucking stray words out of stray stories just to work the word “stout” into a blog.