Stephen King On Ideas

From his book “On Writing:”

“…good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn’t to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up.”

Even though King is referring to story ideas, I believe this statement can be applied to all ideas.

Trying to dream up the next big thing is often a waste of effort. Inspiration is random so don’t worry about having good ideas, worry about executing on those ideas when you do get them.

Writing in a notebook

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This is a blog draft I just wrote up. This was the first time I’ve ever really written in a notebook. It was quite an enjoyable experience that I plan to make a habit of.

Usually when I have a post idea I make a new note in Evernote and rarely come back to it.  Set it and forget.

I’m hoping that the extra effort required to write in a notebook will make the piece somehow more important and worthy of revising and publishing.   I let you know how it goes…

WRITERS: HOW DO YOU WRITE? PEN AND PAPER OR ELECTRONIC?

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