Happy Thursday everyone, hope you are all having a nice day 🙂 Mine was nice. I was at home all day and was able to start my packing (I can’t wait for the last-minute, lol). Started with all the makeup, perfumes and other girly things we “must” have with us at all times, lol 😀 This packing really put me in ‘London Mood’, making me even excited and nervous, lol.
Okay let’s continue with this post 😉
Btw, before I start… If you missed my first post on Writing In Chaos, just go over here.
This week on Writing In Chaos, I want to talk about something that also been asked of me (of other writers and bloggers)…
“Where do you get your ideas from”
I’ve been asked this question so many time, by so many people (friends, family, fellow bloggers and readers, so I thought it was time to get it down on writing and make a post of it 🙂
Ideas are everywhere (in every person you see, in a dream, an object, a sense and so on). Ideas are something that just pops into my mind and wont leave me be, until I put it in writing.
Now I know that this answer is not the answer that most people wanted to read, but it’s the truth! I am not saying this to hide some awesome trick 😉
I can tell that something sometimes makes a little spark (a light-ball moment) in me, it can be anything that I see, hear, smell, touch or feel. In most cases, I just start to make up characters, events, worlds…
My mind is always searching, looking for these little sparks of ideas and always making up stuff (little ideas). I guess that mind just learned to see these little sparks.
How? You might be asking yourself.
Well… I write. I write since I was less than 5 and I never stopped.
I have a notebook full of ideas, some are good and some are less good, lol, but I learned that having an idea is just not enough and even the not the hard part of writing a novel or a blog post.
For me ideas, are like water… always flowing and (so far and hopefully) never-ending. The part that writers/bloggers needs to put more emphasis on, is the writing part. Having an idea is not enough, not even if it’s the greatest idea ever, what you must do is write it down, develop it, making it to something special for you and keep on writing.
I guess to close this post I will give you a small advise…
Carry a notebook (and a pen) with you everywhere and start writing! Write about that boy/girl drinking coffee… Daydream about their world or imaginary world, try to hear his/her voice in your mind and imagine their personality.
Ask yourself this:
Who is this person?
Where this person will live?
When all this happens?
What if something happened to him? or to someone he loves?
How he is going react? or how will he succeed in doing something?
Why this even happened to this person?
Try to see more and more details about that person and soon enough an idea will pop to your head, full of details. Keep asking more and more questions and don’t forget to… Write it down! Write it all down!
Learn to imagine things and ask question
Make things up and play with them
Write them down and keep writing
That is all for now and don’t be shy to share your thoughts and where do your ideas come from?