I do a lot of research online; sometimes it leads down the oddest of trails, and those are always the fun ones to follow – the road less travelled, and all that. I keep a storehouse of “odds and ends” information, the trivial bits and bobs that might come in handy as I create a new world for a story.
I was recently writing an article for one of my other blogs (click here to read it), and came across an interesting article on the topic of earthen flooring; such an element could be used in historical fiction, science fiction, or modern eco-escapism fiction.
What I found fascinating is the way the writer describes her first experience of walking on such a floor: The leathery softness, the warmth, the texture, and the creative possibilities this type of flooring allows.
Such things stir my creative juices, and I have to remind myself to finish my current manuscript before moving on! But such an element will come in very handy for my next book, which is a science fiction story… and now, because I’ve shared it with you, I’ll know where to find it when I need it!
Click on the image below to read the article, and be inspired. Keep writing!