Lately I have been trying to focus on the little details that can pull a reader into the story, a lot of times that includes the character's surroundings. As I drive across a bridge and see the waves splashing onto the rocky edges of the river I try and picture myself sitting there and think of all the things I would see, feel, and hear. When I drive by the edge of a forest I think of what a person might experience while in those trees. Would they be running from someone or something? Could they be on a leisurely walk? Or perhaps they are exploring and seeking some lost treasure. I feel like this has opened up my mind's eye to a whole new level of writing. Now I feel like whenever I go anywhere I have a new story pop into my head. It sort of makes every outing a bit of an adventure.