Non-stick Ketchup, an eerie voice comes back from Mars, the smallest fossil footprint ever, dinosaurs, volcanoes, and stuff you can touch wait for you at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
If you’re at all curious about anything, how could you not love all this? I find the place so mind simulating and magical that my creative juices don’t flow, they spill all over the place (liked that slippery ketchup).
If you’re a writer and you can’t find a plot here, you’re probably brain dead. Think about this, snakes keep tying themselves into knots and your protagonist who’s afraid of all reptiles needs to find out why. Sounds like good sci-fi, doesn’t it? Check out the link.
On a more practical level, do you think gas prices (fossil fuels, at that) are too high? Then run your vehicles run on water.
Doesn’t it sort of sound like a state pet? We finally found our pet that died around 200 million years ago buried at some place called Ghost Ranch–creepy, cool, clever?
Muriel Bradbury, J. K. Rowling, and Nevada Barr are authors of different genres and each developed plots around special places. I bet you’ll find NMMNHS a special place where plot ideas lurk everywhere, even on their Facebook wall. If you want an out-of-this-world experience, spend some time in the planetarium. NMMNHS is truly a place to stalk schemes for your book.
How many authors find inspiration from special places? Is this a factor in your own writing?