It's March, wahoo! I'm ready for spring time to arrive.
It gives a girl ideas to write about. There are a lot of conversations to hear. Let's admit it! We writers listen in on other people. It's food for our novels and it helps us write REAL.
So I get out and listen. Not to be nosy but so I can get a feel for how people talk. It helps me with my voice. And I write for kids so I usually listen to anyone from five years old to eighteen years old. I do notice what adults say too. Just not as much as the kids. When I started doing this I felt guilty. Now it has become a habit and I do it without even thinking about it. And the things I hear. Of course, I never repeat what I learn. So if you're eating out or having coffee look around, I might be listening. And learning. I promise I won't tell a soul!!:) It's just fodder for my stories.