#WIPjoy Day 6 - If your WIP wasn't yours, what would make you want to read it?
Yesterday's challenge asked the question if my WIP wasn't mine, what would make me want to read it. For almost any book, I can say hands-down it's the world - the setting - the little details that fill in the blanks and make it seem more real. I can't speak for others but I enjoy reading for the opportunity to visit places I've never seen and may never get to see (because they don't really exist). Today, I thought of the movie 'Fern Gully' and the scene where Magi Lune is teaching Krysta how to use her fairy magic. World building is like that for me. You take the seed of an idea and help it grow. I'll share the clip so you can see it.
I guess I like history for the same reason. That time is in the past and no one living now will get to experience it. We can only imagine based on the writings and artwork we see from it. Ancient history is my favorite and I suppose I draw at least some inspiration from that subject.
Tip - Quick Fixes With Duct Tape
I use a desktop computer for most of my work. It's kind of old and so is the rollerball mouse I use. The pads that keep it from slipping have long ago said their goodbyes. The textured surface on the top has long worn smooth. I kept fighting with it, trying to keep it in place, adjusting how I moved so the mouse would stay in place. And then it hit me. I live in Louisiana -- in the country -- am the daughter of a poor farmer. And if there's one thing I know, it's how to fix things so I can make do. Duct tape to the rescue! (And no they didn't pay me to say that. And no, Duct Tape People/Company, you cannot use my story for promoting your product since I'm doing that for you here without pay. :P). So here are my photos of a quick fix that keeps my mouse in place and keeps my wrist from slipping while I work. (Some of you are probably thinking, "Geez! Why doesn't she rest her wrist on the desk?" And the answer would be, "I have small hands. Thanks for reminding me of my size limitations which also make it difficult to find the perfect desk chair on a strict budget." LOL
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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