I've been drinking coffee for more years than I know. It's always been a part of my life; kinna like breathing.
Things I've learned about coffee through the years:
- Some like it hot
- Some like it cold
- Some like it strong
- Some like it weak
- Some like it sweet
- Some like it bitter
- Some prefer cappuccino
- Everyone has a preference
How does this pertain to writing besides keeping you awake so you can? Oftentimes, I find my characters having a chat about things while sitting around. I introduce coffee. Coffee mugs give them something to do with their hands. It can be spilled, thrown, or make someone ill. Making coffee gives a reason for a character to leave the conversation for a moment to think, reflect, or calm down. Java can give them the jitters or enhance tension in the room. It can also provide fuel for keeping them up all night having a chat.
I've had many many conversations over a cup of coffee; some were life-changing. I write what I know.
Markaza, Bronya, Lily, and some of the other ladies from my Mystic series are always drinking coffee. Why? Because it's in their character bios. How you take your coffee can say a lot about you. Keep this in mind when creating your characters.
Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!