Finding inspiration to write can come from anywhere. Today I set my writing group the challenge to find it lurking in their fridge along with the half tin of baked beans and the over-soft grapefruit (that might just be my fridge). But something as simple as this can reveal a lot about a character. Do they live alone? Do they have simple tastes or adventurous and like to try something new (that reduced block of Italian sheep’s cheese you wouldn’t have bought at full price)? Are they organised, the shelves neat and tidy with the raw meat on the lower shelf and the dairy at the top or is it all just thrown in! What about junk food or ready meals? What would this tell you, is your character, lazy, always rushing or can they simply not cook?
What about the outside? Can you see the door or is it covered in kids artwork or magnet reminders of past events and to-do lists?
At first glance it’s just another kitchen appliance.
Yet with your writers cap on it’s a world of character building and engagement.
Have a go and let me know who you find lurking in your salad drawer!