Snippets for Stories

Every so often I am asked where I get my story ideas from or it seems like I have “personal knowledge” of a particular scene I have written. Truth be told I collect “snippets” from my every day life. I jot down notes to use them in a story or poem at a later point in time.

For example tonight I’m spending the night at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, my own city. I have taken down a few notes and snapped a few quick pics. This might very well end up as a scene in one of my books down the road. You just never know. If you want to become a writer or are starting out, this might be something to keep in mind. A few minutes worth of notes now could end up being pages or an entire setting for a novel or another piece of writing down the road!

About Catina Noble

I am a writer, author, teacher and traveler.
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2 Responses to Snippets for Stories

  1. David says:

    Very good idea! Carry around a notebook or something and you’re set!

  2. True and sound advice…. That is why I now carry a wee notebook in my purse… Smartphones are blessings for instant pix…. I agree with Catina!

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