When I was growing up, there were a few things that Mom told my sisters and me not to do.
Like, for instance
No tattling and whining.
No writing on interior trim. I confess to scribbling on my windowsill once. Okay, maybe twice, before I got caught. I remember Mom mumbling something about having plenty of paper around the house. Probably should have told her I wanted to be a writer. Things might have gone easier.
We were not EVER to wear articles of brown and blue clothing together. It simply was not done. After all, they did not match and it just didn't look right.
For years, I was fine with the "No brown and blue" rule. Mom knew best, of course.
Recently though, I've seen brown and blue thrown together. In pillows and draperies and such...
How is this possible? Clearly they missed Mom's memo.
You know what?
This stigmatized blend, say, on a scarf or framed print, doesn't bother me so much anymore. It's grown on me, particularly when a dusty, light blue is combined with a rich chocolatey brown.
So how does this relate to writing? Unlikely combos provide great writing ideas. Articles, posts, interviews, stories, poetry, lessons - the possibilities are endless.
For instance, why not:
Pen an article about the similarities between skydiving and marketing.
Share a blog post that compares hockey and writing.
Or discuss blogging and babies.
Create a character who has traits of Abraham Lincoln and Tom Cruise.
Hey, why not?
Perhaps it's not brown and blue but apples and oranges that will generate fabulous ideas. Go ahead, let your mind wander. You never know what might come from unlikely blends. And perhaps your mother, like mine, might not mind so much.
Do you like the combination of brown and blue? What improbable pairings give you ideas?
Have a great weekend,
P.S. Don't Forget
Tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to enter the giveaway for With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin. Monday's post has the interview, my review, and the details. If you missed it, click here.
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