Did you see them? The people in the car in front of you. The person at the table next to you.

All around you are people. Each one of those people has a story. Each one of those stories needs to be told.


Photo by Eneas

Maybe that person has a real story and you're the one entrusted to tell.

Or maybe that stranger launches you into a creative world and you come out with someone else's story.

People Watch

Spend some time today observing in silence.

Sit in the airport or library.

Who do you see? What are they doing? Where are they going? Why?

Make it up.

Let the other coffee shop patrons be your muse.

(Note: The Write Practice is not responsible for any confrontation due to staring).


Let those creative juices run wild and tell a stranger's story. Post it in the practice and give feedback to a few other practitioners.

Katie Axelson is a writer, editor, and blogger who's seeking to live a story worth telling. You can find her blogging, tweeting, and facebook-ing.

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