Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Names of Things

Someone asked me once where my ideas come from. I wish I knew because I would go there now and get one. Today was my first day back at work after five wonderful days off and I had to re-introduce myself to my co-workers. I thought for a long while that I'd have to be retrained.
I did spend a great deal of my off-time writing and organizing the things I've written. I also decided to take some advice from the recent writer's workshop I attended in March, and begin my studies in flora and fauna of North Alabama. He said when you are describing a scene, don't use generic names if possible. Don't use oak when the tree is more specifically a white oak or a pin oak. There are so many flowers, trees, vines, bushes, shrubs and weeds that I see each day but I have no idea what they are called. Hopefully you'll begin to see subtle differences as time goes on....and if you happen to see my idea, please tell it to get in touch with me as soon as possible.

1 comment:

  1. How about a study on the differences between northern and southern bar-b-que?


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