Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Moment #97: a writing prompt for your work-in-progress

(If you’ve already read this then skip past all the italicized blah-di-blah and start writing.) Monday Moments are writing prompts for your work-in-progress. They are questions that come from my experiences and are my favorite way to find out more about my characters. I find I learn a lot. Some of it I use. Some of it I don’t. But I always, always get to know my character(s) better just by answering the question. I hope you do too.)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Did you burn off some of those extra T-day calories with some serious shopping in the days following?

I'm not one of those 4-A.M.ers, hitting the stores for the those early hours Black Friday deals. What I did this year (and loved!) was Small Business Saturday. Anybody else? Such a great promotion to remind us all what a huge impact shopping at small businesses can make.

I love so many of the stores in my small town, and I had several finds. Some of which will be gifts and others that just made me giggle. One huge upside of shopping small business? The gifts can be quite unique.

I took some photos to tweet out while I was shopping.

Every seen this game?

I really think I should go back and buy those cards. What could the game be? I was thinking maybe they're just playing cards, but it says "Card Game." Curious.

And I've been looking all OVER for these!!!

Bonus! They make them for him...

and her!

These seem writer friendly. :)

Small Business Saturday got me thinking about how much I do enjoy shopping at these great boutique stores, and how much my girls love them, too. Which also got me thinking about all the small stores I loved growing up. As kids, we know the big name stores, but all of us had those great stores, within our own communities, that are/were our favorites. For me it was a corner grocer where I could get 10 cent candy, a knickknack, touristy store called Sax & Fryer (which still exists), a crafty store called Wilmer's, and the card/gift store which had Hello Kitty and Precious Moments (two things I loved).

What's your character's favorite small business/store and why?


Martha Brockenbrough said...

You know what's funny? I have the squirrel panties AND the handerpants. You and I have the same sick sense of humor, lady.

Cuppa Jolie said...

That is funny. But I've know for a while now that we have the same twisted sense of humor. :)(And I'll be looking for those lacy handerpants for you...perhaps in a thong!)