Writing Can Be Murder

May 20, 2009

Powers of Observation?

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 5:57 pm

Have you ever wondered if writers make better eyewitnesses than the general public? I think they might.

While I can’t speak for anyone else, I do think I’m more, or perhaps just differently, aware than others.

A couple of days ago I was fascinated by a guy sitting alone at the counter in the local diner. He’d ordered a cheeseburger on rye (odd!) which he proceeded to eat with a fork and knife. He also ate his fries with his fork. One at a time. Dipping them each in catsup — which was placed on the opposite side of his plate. The man ate a cheeseburger and fries with precision. (Oh, and he drank his coffee out of a disposable cup.)

Now I’m sure most people didn’t give him a second look, but I studied him. (Hey he’d make for a great, tightly wound, spree killer.)

I watched him so carefully that Long Suffering finally asked me who I was spying on. Busted!!!!



  1. I love people watching! I wonder if it’s being writers that makes us more observant or it’s being more observant that makes us want to be writers?

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — May 20, 2009 @ 10:56 pm | Reply

  2. Exactly! Chicken or egg?

    Comment by love2wryte — May 21, 2009 @ 12:07 am | Reply

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