Post contributed by Fletcher Vargas
As a writer, I find inspiration everywhere I look. The person behind me in line at the coffee shop becomes a character in a short story I’m working on, or the color of the sky works its way in to whatever I happen to be writing about that day. There’s no way I’d be able to sit in my office all day and come up with half the stuff that I do, so I spend most of my days out and about. This was posing a slight logistical problem for me, because it’s often necessary for me to hop on the internet to look up a synonym, or to do a little research to make sure I’m describing something correctly. That part of the process isn’t as creative, but it’s necessary for me to complete good work. I was explaining my conundrum to my friend the other day, and he laughed and told me to do a quick search for Internet in Blue Springs. I couldn’t believe that evidently there’s internet access available that will allow me to connect to Wikipedia while I’m sitting in the park. It’s changed my writing style completely.