Today’s question: Other than the obvious holiday traditions, have you ever included any personal or family traditions/customs in your stories?
With the exception of the book I’m working on now, my fiction books were written so long ago, I really don’t remember. I probably had characters opening gifts on Christmas Eve instead of all on Christmas Day, which is what my family always did. (My husband thought that was so weird! So, we compromised, and we open one gift each on Christmas Eve now.)
The one “custom” I remember is thanks to one of our foster daughters. She read my first book and then commented on the scene where a character rinses off the top of a soda can before opening it. She said she’d never seen anyone but us do that. But we always rinse can tops before opening after reading a story where a woman was poisoned and died after drinking a soda that a rat had peed on. (Yes, disgusting! But now you know why we wash off the tops of ALL cans.)
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Jo Ann Mathews, whom I met at the Hampton Roads Writer’s Conference last fall, offered to interview me on her website and that went live last week: Women and Adversity: L. Diane Wolfe - Author, Publisher
Now, encouraged by Chrys Fey, I’m going to share some images from my office.
Most of you know the Minion wall:
I also have them on my window.
And this is where I spend most of my day:
I absolutely love my giant desk and hutch! Two computers, plus there’s a laptop, and yes, I sometimes have all three up and running at the same time. I know how to multi-task.
What do you love about where you work?