the little things people decide to hold onto or collect and more importantly why.
for my mom it was an old wooden bookshelf her high school boyfriend made her. for me, typewriters. most people hold onto something whether it's one special thing or several things that evolve into a large collection. these keepsakes hold memories, pieces of ourselves, our pasts, maybe symbols of our futures.
in writing, i love trinkets. when my characters have little odds and ends they've collected and tucked away, it adds to their pesonalities, their quirks, and their lives and personal stories. because, while they're just material things, the reasons behind why they are special enough to keep is the true gem (and often worth digging for).
what types of trinkets do you hold onto? why (or why not)?
*a blog hop where writers share what inspires them*
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