With early morning fog and various other mishaps, I spent most of today waiting for planes in airport lounges. Irritating to say the least, but it did highlight what a treasure trove airport lounges can be for a writer of fiction. Snippets of dialogue, body language and facial expressions abound not to mention the interesting as well exasperating personalities. Everything you could wish for to enrich your characters.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be an airport lounge. It can be the beauty salon, coffee shop, the train, bus. In fact, anywhere humanity congregates.
So, keep your notebook handy, and the next time you find yourself marking time, make use of the moment.