Love the idea of capturing “micromements.” I occasionally write down premise ideas for books/TV shows/movies, but they don’t always capture the day-to-day minutiae that make great characters so relatable.

A different creative exercise you might enjoy is observing people in mundane circumstances, and then quickly trying to fill in the backstory or finish the ending to give the scene complete context. You probably already do this (lots of writers do it in some form or another), but if not here are a few examples of what I mean (hastily-written in the moment):

Jenn and Paulie:

Red Line Blues:

If you ever notice a guy looking slightly out of place in a Mission dive bar (flip flops and shorts) drinking by himself, it’s probably me, and I’m probably writing one of these about you.

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