Explode Your Ideas

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  1. My best ideas come at the most inopprotune times. In the car and in the shower. Mostly when I’m speeding. And in the shower when I’m no where near done. But like you, I let my ideas sit for awhile, a week, a month, several months and by the time I am ready to sit down and write, I’ve thought of so many things, built my characters up so far in my mind, that they are way more developed and ready to go than if they would have been if I gave in and started writing right away.

    Emily
    P.S. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

  2. My best ideas come at the most inopprotune times. In the car and in the shower. Mostly when I’m speeding. And in the shower when I’m no where near done. But like you, I let my ideas sit for awhile, a week, a month, several months and by the time I am ready to sit down and write, I’ve thought of so many things, built my characters up so far in my mind, that they are way more developed and ready to go than if they would have been if I gave in and started writing right away.

    Emily
    P.S. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

  3. I find that I most often have ideas when I’m alone and not actively thinking of anything. Left to my own devices, I’ll let my mind wander over whatever — conversations from a couple weeks ago, things I saw, that one roommate I had — and things sort of “what if…?” from there.

  4. I find that I most often have ideas when I’m alone and not actively thinking of anything. Left to my own devices, I’ll let my mind wander over whatever — conversations from a couple weeks ago, things I saw, that one roommate I had — and things sort of “what if…?” from there.

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  7. The novel I’m working on right now, I got the idea driving down the road. I saw a house I love, and out of nowhere the plot fell in my head. It was eerie. It doesn’t usually happen in quite such a creepy way.

  8. The novel I’m working on right now, I got the idea driving down the road. I saw a house I love, and out of nowhere the plot fell in my head. It was eerie. It doesn’t usually happen in quite such a creepy way.

  9. Emily – That happens to me, too! Or when I’m at a nice dinner, and I can’t write on the napkins because they’re made of cloth and not cheap paper.

    Ashley – I play the “what if” a lot, especially because I’m always replaying conversations that I’ve had. How could I have said that better? What if he had said X rather than Y… what would I have said then? Ask those two questions often enough and you’ll have an entire conversation for a scene.

    Hillary – Thanks!

    Zoe – That’s so cool. I got the idea for my novel while standing in the middle of a computer store, which isn’t nearly as inspiring or romantic. What did the house look like?

  10. Emily – That happens to me, too! Or when I’m at a nice dinner, and I can’t write on the napkins because they’re made of cloth and not cheap paper.

    Ashley – I play the “what if” a lot, especially because I’m always replaying conversations that I’ve had. How could I have said that better? What if he had said X rather than Y… what would I have said then? Ask those two questions often enough and you’ll have an entire conversation for a scene.

    Hillary – Thanks!

    Zoe – That’s so cool. I got the idea for my novel while standing in the middle of a computer store, which isn’t nearly as inspiring or romantic. What did the house look like?

  11. It’s actually the house in my novel. It’s a large white southern plantation style house with columns and a nice front yard.

  12. It’s actually the house in my novel. It’s a large white southern plantation style house with columns and a nice front yard.

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