WHERE do you find your writing ideas?

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CycoMerlin14
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Postby CycoMerlin14 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:07 pm

CycoMerlin14 wrote:I find them after drinking a chocolate brownie frap., and spending a few hours in Barnes and Noble.

But once I get home, I lose all the ideas.

I should bring a notebook there next time.


*smacks past self upside his head*

Sighs... the important thing is that I observe careless details and take notes on small things, whether mentally or with a pen and paper. I am especially inspired by certain songs, especially by the music of Sigur Ros. Otherwise I'm waiting for inspiration, and it comes...
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Postby hyperfine » Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:34 pm

Uh, I dunno...I seem to just pull a lot of mine out of nowhere in particular.
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Postby novicescribbler » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:33 pm

I get a picture in my head, just a snapshot of a character or a living thing that I've never met before and then I find out what they do.
The thing that I find amazing is that unless I get into the chair and show some discipline (there's that word again) it just stays a snapshot and doesn't even get interesting, but if I start typing it makes a story.
I wonder how inspiration works for musicians and painters.

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