The mind of a writer is a strange thing, in my opinion. Now, I can only speak for myself, so maybe it’s just my mind! But it is definitely what I would consider a different perspective.
I’m constantly listening to dialog between people as I go through my day. Then I often pop my characters into the conversation, mentally, and run through what they would have said in the same situation.
I see events in the daily news and wonder how I could take some of them and use them in a story. And I constantly have plots running through my head, twisting and moving things around to see what is viable and what isn’t. Weird, no?
Well, one thing is for sure…I’m never lonely even when I’m alone!