No no, I’m not really saying that I have no friends… although I always welcome followers (I’m due for another welcome post next week!) Facebook friends, Twitter followers and the like.
But seriously, I was driving the other day and passed a Mercedes, probably late 90’s grey model, with “I HAVE NO FRIENDS” painted in big white letters on the back of their windshield, kinda like they do to say (GO TEAM–#1 rules!) before a big high school game or something.
As I sat in the busy traffic, my mind starting to turn. What would possess someone to write that on the back of their car? I mean, what circumstances brought it about? The writer in me had a billion different possibilities run through my head… but everything seemed too predictable. But then I got to really thinking…
So here’s my challenge to you: Write either a.) a paragraph from an imaginary novel showing us how this sentence came to be on this dudes Mercedes or b.) A short elevator pitch (aka a few sentences giving the plot of the book) that centers around this sentence being on the dude’s Mercedes.
What’s the purpose of this? It’s to remind ourselves that stupid, little things that we see in our every day life, if we use our imagination, ask the “why” questions… that’s where truly great (okay and sometimes just really silly) book ideas come from!
Let’s have fun and use our imagination! Think of it as a creative exercise. I’ll chime in tonight with one of my own… so stay tuned:-)
**For you non-writers… come on! You can try it too! It’ll be fun, I promise!**