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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I don't know if I believe in writer's block - but I'm having a hell of a time coming up with an idea for a new story. My problem is that when I THINK about the story I can't get it, but when I let my mind go usually the idea will just COME to me. I've gotten ideas from random bits of conversations, a line on a tv show, overheard conversations, and dreams. Actually, I think some of my best story ideas have come to me in dreams, including the opening image of my novel. I can force creation, I certainly ask my students to do it, but I tend to find the story isn't as solid unless I have the big idea in my head already.

So, big idea, I'm waiting for you!


  1. Haha, this sounds like just how it is for me!

    I'm currently waiting for that big idea because forcing it brought me to two stories I don't particularly love.

    I think I'm going to go back to this dream I had...yes...after I study for midterms :/