Saving A Real Life Emotion For Later

Now here’s a very useful tip! Keep your notebook handy at all times!

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

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It sounds a bit odd, but these days whenever I experience something emotional in real life, I immediately try to keep track of what my body did and what my thinking was…

so I can use it in a story.

Don’t look at me like that.

The other day, I got in my car to go to Riverview to watch a friend give a presentation at a library, and my phone GPS app said it would be a 40 minute drive.

And about 20 minutes into the drive as I was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, it told me it was still 40 minute drive. And 20 minutes later (as I have only moved about 100 yards), it was still a 40 mill minute drive…


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