This weekend, I have decided to fill my writing well. I am making a writer's date with myself and going out to stock up on my memory bank of images, smells, tastes, sounds and textures. I am off in search of interesting situations and snippets of real life dialogue. My notebook will be safely stowed in my bag and I fully intend to immerse myself in the real world.
Why? Because a good writer needs a healthy stock of vivid memories to pull from when creating their novels. And if you don't keep topping the well up with fresh images then pretty soon it's going to run dry.
So what are you going to do to fill up your writing well?
I know what I'm doing - I'm climbing Ben Nevis mountain in aid of Yorkhill Sick Children's Hospital. I wonder if one of my characters might do the same in future.
Feel free to donate (I'm doing it in aid of my God son Aarron): http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/doingitforaarron
For now...enjoy the view!