You Never Know Where An Idea Will Find You

Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the origins of ideas

Meg Dowell Writes

I was working on one of my first assignments at my new job last year when I got the idea for the book I’m still working on now.

At that same job, I was writing about Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis (don’t ask) when an idea for another story came to form in my jumbled mess of a brain.

It’s always fascinated me how writing about things inspires you to write about more things.

Almost as if … you actually have to write to motivate yourself to write more. Who knew?

But seriously. I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of Shower Thoughts, Train Platform Notions, and Just Minding My Own Business But What If I Wrote A Story About This Tomorrow moments.

You never know when they’re going to show up. And even then, sometimes it’s almost impossible to pinpoint exactly where they came from. Something you heard four days…

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