By Darvell Hunt
My bishopric has 27 fingernails. Each member of my ward’s leadership has a missing fingertip on his left hand, leaving all three of them with only 9 fingernails each.
I can write with my left hand. So can my dad, my dad’s dad, my son, and my sister. Only three of us are left-handed.
When my youngest daughter was born in 2000, her name was the third most common girl’s baby name that year in the United States, even though her name was practically nonexistent before a 1984 film directed by Ron Howard.
While I don’t know if any of these details make a good story or not, they are certainly interesting bits of information. And—they are all true details from my life. I don’t think I have a terribly interesting life, but I do have unique experiences that might become source material for my writing.
One of the most common questions I hear asked of writers is: Where do you get your ideas? I have one simple answer for this question:
Be observant and you, too, can tell interesting stories.