Monday, April 18, 2011

♥.•*¨O is for . . .

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Observation.

How many writers here observe? Have you ever sat in a park and just watched how  people interact with each other? How  does a toddler handle a leashed dog  approaching? A young  mother with a crying baby? What about a couple about  to kiss on the bench?

On a different note: what is the procession of colors as the sun sets? A smaller bird's reaction when a larger one lands beside it? And the glitter of dancing leaves as the breeze tickles through?

There's a loout there for us t observe. Learn. Our research is right at the tip oour fingers!

What have you learned from  your  observations?

20 comments:

  1. I'm glad you posted this because it's what I love to do and where I love writing - out in the public, watching people's actions, listening to their words, the way they interact with each other.

    Good post!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  2. I do a lot of observing and note-taking. Best way to learn, I find.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  3. I love watching people and making up scenarios for them!! Take care
    x

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  4. I am a massive fan of people watching. I have learnt that people are curious individuals with their own ways of doing things.

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  5. I learn best when I observe, and people-watching is a fascinating way to pass the time. :o)

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  6. Congratulations, Elizabeth! You’ve been given The Versatile Blogger award. (Check Scribblers Cove.)

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  7. Observations are tricky. Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious. Check out this youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GEEvvTiiQk

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  8. I love people watching. Airports are great for it.

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  9. I often enjoy the people watching as much as the game at sporting events.

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  10. I often have to remind myself that the story I've given someone in a moment of idle observation is all in my head (afterall, that man lugging a rolled up carpet probably isn't disposing of his wife's body ...)
    Thanks for great O post and lovely eye image!
    Karla

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  11. I often find myself watching people--and making up stories about them. :)

    There's so much to observe all around!

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  12. Duncan, thank you! It's fun to observe others, isn't it? :D

    Mood, yes! It makes for natural flow in a book.

    Jennifer, lol! ;)

    Tabitha, so true! It's interesting to see how others work by the way they behave.

    Inspired, it's funner than television!

    Jonene, thank you! Shame on me! I feel like a shipwrecked ship lost out at sea! *Hugs*

    Em, wow, thanks for sharing that with us! :D

    Ann, so many rushing to nowhere it seems, doesn't it?

    Alex, I have to agree with that. Trying to figure out the 'rules' of which those people are going by is half the fun! :D

    Karla, ROFL!!! NO kidding! I've often wondered that. I see someone dragging a huge garbage sack and I wonder what it could be. lol! Thanks for the laff. ;)

    Eagle, oh, yes--imagination is pure magic!

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  13. I became a writer so I have an excuse to stare at people. >:-)

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  14. I'm constantly observing others. People never cease to amaze...

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  15. Lisha, ROFL! So true... XD

    Liz, they are very interesting creatures, aren't they?

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  16. It is amazing what one can witness, when no one thinks anyone is watching them! I now want to go share some guerilla art and sit in my car and watch. I have wanted to do this, but haven't....

    Love this post~

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  17. I am a spy, a snoop, and a nosy guy. I like not only to observe but to listen in. I've stolen many conversations and interactions to use in my writing. I love people watching.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  18. Wow, you've hit on something I really struggle with. I'm probably one of the least observant people you'll ever meet :(

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  19. You always have such creative posts. This is great. I love to sit and observe the world around me. That's were I find some very interesting characters.

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  20. Ella, wow, I've NEVER thought about drawing what people are doing. That's a great idea! I like it!

    Lee, it's interesting how people interact with each other and how much it says about them as they do!

    Botanist--lol! That's okay. Try it, it's like a new world out there! ;)

    Kathi! That's wonderful, and I believe you, too. Your books have fantastic characters. <3

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