Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Idea Machine

Afternoon All,

I have a friend who told me he always has a ton of ideas running around in his head. In fact, my suggestion to him to write something special for his wife triggered an idea in his head. I was impressed. I don't always have a ton of ideas jumping around in my head.

But it's good to have ideas. It's good to exercise your imagination and see where it takes you. For example, I've got 3 novels in the process of being written...all different from each other, but definitely all take an imagination to continue. Not to mention the one in editing also takes having an imagination.

So, what about you? How does your "idea machine" kick around? Do you go off to fairy tale places? Alternate realities, parallel universes, or into the great beyond like in Star Trek or Star Wars?

Like Star Trek, we writers must be unafraid to "Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before".

You let your imagination take you off to far off places, or even just around the block. Don't be afraid...it's your chance to fly!

Have A Tremendous Tuesday!


Bane of Anubis said...

Normally I don't have too many ideas swirling around in the void, but the ones I do have are fairly high concept (at least I think they are).

Marsha Sigman said...

Sometimes I have a lot of ideas...other times...nothing. When I do get an idea I write it down on whatever is handy so I have a collection of post-it notes, envelopes, and bits of scrap paper in a folder.

It works for me.

Any little thing can trigger an AHAA moment. You just have to be open to it.

Regina Quentin said...

I have a bunch of stuff circulating all day long in my head. My problem is selecting the ideas I'd be good at and pursuing them fully to the end.

I've decided to store reminders and notes in my phone to help me make things happen. We'll see. It is semi-working so far.

Bethany said...


That's always good :-)

Bethany said...


So true! The old adage of a writer carrying around paper and pen rings true, huh?

Bethany said...


Nice to see you around, again :-) Good idea, using the phone to remind you of ideas :-) Best wishes!