Monday, April 11, 2011
Ideas: Where Do They Come From?
The A-Z Blogging Challenge has been helpful. The structure of coming up with blog posts that begin with corresponding letters of the alphabet appeals to me.
I confess to being hit with writers block on occasion, even though I don't fully understand the concept. See, I'm not sure I know the difference between writers block and lack of motivation. I don't think there is a difference for me.
I have a head full of ideas so I doubt it's writers block I suffer from. I've got ideas scribbled on scraps of paper, texted to myself, recorded into my cell phone. Still, sometimes I can't write. None of the ideas strike my fancy at the time and I can't think of any ideas that do.
And while we're on the subject, what is a muse? How does a muse fit into all of this?
When faced with lack of ideas/writers block/no motivation/a missing muse, I free write. As I pondered this conundrum a few months ago (and could not force myself to even write the ABC's), I scribbled out a poem on the subject. Overcoming Writers Block.
Earlier today I was thinking about an I blog post and ideas seemed like a natural choice. So I'll ask the questions of you fine writers.
How do you come up with topic ideas for articles? What about story ideas? Blog post ideas?