J.M on Ideas 🙂
When I talk to non-writers about projects there is one inevitable question; where do I get my ideas? There seems to be this magical aura around the subject as though writers have tapped into some underground magical force that no one else can find. Or maybe they think we’re genetically coded in some unique way to boost creativity. That’s not the way it works, at least not for me.
They want to know where I get my ideas? I keep my eyes open. Wherever I’m going, whatever I’m doing, I’m paying attention and keep an open mind. A dozen times a day, at least, something occurs to me. The comments people make, how they move, how they look, what’s on TV, who’s at the restaurant. Words, phrases, scenes, subjects, they’re constantly bouncing around my head and rearranging themselves in different ways. Hey, that’d be interesting in a story.
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