In this fourth installment of my October Podcast Month challenge, I talk about getting inspiration for stories or other creative works by taking walks.Listen to "October Podcast Month: Caught in the Rain" on Spreaker.
Assignment if you want to try this yourself:
Go on a walk around your neighborhood and pay attention to what you see, hear, feel, etc. Really embrace the physicality of being in this place. What are the seasonal themes you notice? Plants? Decorations? Weather? What emotional tones can you imagine going with these? To go one step further into character development, pick a particular thing your pass by and imagine what kind of person would be associated with it.
Today I passed this origami pterasaur mobile in someone’s front yard, and it made me smile and also wonder about the person who made it.
Image Description: three pterasaurs fly in a mobile made of twigs. Maybe these are actually just supposed to be cranes? I don’t know. I just saw pterasaurs!