The Day 12 challenge is now…Complete! Yay! I am back on track again – for now. What an exhilarating feeling to have gotten caught up.
Today’s article was written by Denise Fleming. She talked about how the ideas for her books result from every day life. She has to be the most organized writer ever. Denise has quite a collection of boxes filled with 4 x 6 inch cards. They range from ideas and phrases to character descriptions and sketches. Talk about organization and a good idea for ALL writers! One of the most important things she said was to write down ALL of your ideas. Do not throw any ideas away.
According to her,
” For every good idea there are 50 stinkers.”
That is true. But, there is some good news! Those “stinkers” could turn into better ideas down the road. How, you ask? Maybe a new perspective to write from. Or, you will end up tweaking some character that was already in mind. How do you like that! We writers could use all the breaks we can get, right?
Another of my favorite quotes was this:
“Even the stinkers may surprise you.”
Give those “stinkers” a second chance to prove themselves to you. There is no telling what kind of rebirth, like the phoenix, the ideas that were far-fetched will have.
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Thanks to Denise, I may be going to Wal-mart this weekend – to get A LOT of 4 x 6 inch cards…AND a box for them! I do not think I will throw away any of my ideas again. I may regret that later, always wondering what could have been, if I had kept them.