I have always been fascinated by personalized license plates. I think my fascination stems from wondering about the stories behind the plates. Some plates are pretty obvious (Floss4U, MKN HAY, I Canoo) while others leave me wanting more of the story.
For example, one day I saw a plate with I Madeit. I wondered about this-did the person driving the car accomplish something special? Did this accomplishment happen after a lot of effort? What’s the story?
Another plate, XNYCGAL, also made me wonder about the story behind the plate. What led this person to leave NYC? Was the change for a good opportunity or did the person wish that she could have remained in NYC?
So instead of playing the “old” license plate game, I started playing a new version where I imagine the stories behind the six or seven letters provided on these plates. It’s a great exercise when faced with writer’s block! And, who knows, maybe you’ll get an idea for a story that will take off in ways that you never expected!