Where do you get your ideas?

J.M on Ideas 🙂

J. M. Payer

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.

I’m…

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2 thoughts on “Where do you get your ideas?

  1. It’s amazing how many books have been written on ‘the creative mind’ and ‘how to be creative’. I have never read any of those books, just stared at them as they were lying there on the shelves, looked inside to see what it was about, and then decided that it was complete bollocks people write just to exploit the unimaginitive. Keep on blogging in a free world – The False Prophet

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