I find myself writing Hub articles in my head all the time. I'll come up with a clever transition or witty summary idea and plan an outline of points I want to include. However, when I sit down to write, the ideas are gone. Any suggestions? How do you keep up with specific writing ideas?
Having similar experiences over the years. I now go with it I cannot remember the subject / title idea by the time I get home to log it, then it was not a great idea. Maybe it will return and if an 'aha' experience occurs, then it is a greater idea. If it is a dream idea I keep a note pad next to where I sleep.
Yeah! I write notes in my diary or notebook and also in my phone. I would forget too if I didn't
Carry a note book with you and note down any thoughts that come to you. One of my teachers suggested it. It worked for me.
Hi Lisa Keating Hopefully this link will be of help.
http://swilliams.hubpages.com/video/How … atured-Hub
I have a notebook and write all my ideas in that. If I'm out, I use my phone. If i didn't wrote anything down then I'd completely forget everything
Ideas can crop up at any time and I even have a notebook by my bed to write things down.
Sounds like how Walt Whitman kept notes for his poetry. I like your notebook by the bed idea.
Thanks. It all started because I couldn't get plot bunnies out of my head when I was writing fiction. Now I find that ideas crop up at all times, usually when I don't want them to, but I'm very unlikely to remember dreams after a few minutes
In fact, I forgot to write one down because I was in a rush that morning and I've forgotten it completely.
Thank you for that valid tip. I myself have problems remembering ideas on things I wanted to 'hub' about.
That is the smart way to go. I believe that life is a story waiting o happen. Bu if you don't have a pen and notebook you can forget it. :-)
I use the "notepad" app in my phone. I keep a running list of article ideas in there at all times.. Sometimes when I want to write a hub and I'm not sure what I want to write about I simply check my phone... sometimes the list even jogs my memory for ideas I had but forgot to make note of.
This summer, I hope to start writing a lot more around outdoor activities like camping and canoeing, since I do a lot of both of those activities. I have a little pocket notebook and pen that will be coming with me on all my outdoor adventures.
I don't really want to take an iphone out in a canoe with me. I'm eye balling a little water proof case to take my notebook in in case I tip my canoe. I'd be heartbroken if my notebook got destroyed.
That would be bad. However it would make a great Hub! "Ways To Avoid Tipping Over In A Canoe With You iphone" It's original. I need to start using modern technology to take notes. Sometimes I can't comprehend what I have written on my notepad.
From someone who dropped two iphones in the swimming pool in two weeks, I hear you! I cannot text quickly, so I was thinking of using voice memo. I suppose it is just about developing good habits. Sounds like you have a fun summer planned!
I use Evernote so that I can access my notes on the computer and cell phone and my information is saved and secure.
When I am at the computer I use Microsoft Word. If away from the computer then I use pencil (or pen) and paper.
I downloaded Evernote a few weeks ago. I guess I should try it out.
Every time I open Evernote it just looks complicated and I close it. Maybe someone has wriiten a hub on How to use Evernote for dummies.
I've tried Evernote but haven't found it that helpful yet. There is just something about a good old book and pencil that I love. Call me old fashioned
I keep both a pad and a digital recorder on my bedside table. The great thing about the recorder is I can operate it without turning the light on, making it easier to get back to sleep. But if I'm not yet in that ready-to-sleep state, I prefer the pad. One thing I've discovered is that failing to note down that great idea because I'll certainly recall something as obvious as that the next morning is a very bad idea! I'll remember with clarity that I had a wonderful idea, but have no idea what it was.
I have a notebook that I keep with me. It has ideas, possible titles and notes. I'm the type of person who forgets things if I don't write them down. I reference it often, especially when I'm stuck for ideas.
I like the idea of the recorder by the bed. I keep a note pad by the the bed and when I'm up I use Word to write notes or start a hub . I save it and wait until I have time.When out of the house I use my phone to keep notes. I can't remember anything so I have to write it down. I have many ideas for recipes but have no time cook or bake. .
I usually keep a small notebook and pen with me all the time as I brainstorm ideas or how to structure my hubs (ironically, I haven't published any yet, I have written 2, but want to wait till I write 5 before starting publishing) or I simply press the voice recording button on my phone and record it.
Good Luck completing your hubs! Do what best for you, if I may suggest. My second hub is still a work in the process. I keep changing it. I hope to finish it this weekend. I am weird and use a pencil when writing my thoughts.
May your day be Bless
Like most people mentioned, I keep a notebook with ideas, short sentences, various notes, and that sort of thing handy. I had to buy a new one, because I filled the old one up. I also use that notebook for jotting down notes when I do research. That way, I have the general idea, or key pieces of information, but when I go to write, it's all in my own words.
I also take advantage of my phone's notepad feature, or a voice recording app if I have a lot to keep track of, and don't feel like typing it all out.
Hi, in my case it is my daily interaction with students ..they offer me the topics to treat on my Hubs.
I wrote 10 hubs then got writer's block. I used the voice memo feature on my phone to remember a title idea. Thanks for the suggestions. It is comforting to know there are others out there in the same position.
I must admit that I do have the same problem. Having to divide time between writing and my daughter is such a challenge. I find myself writing a very good articles in my head while I'm breast-feeding my girl and putting her into sleep then when I go back to my laptop and start typing, it goes completely different with title, body, and ending, just everything I know I need to keep a note and sometimes I wish I have a third hand.
Good question ! Just read some articles on Internet or books or magazines first. Grasp up important points in a note pad, keep those points as headings in hubpages. Now, Develop and sequence those headings into a hub with some photos and videos. Thats it.
by Melanie Shebel 9 years ago
This is something I've been thinking about for a while.Sometimes I have an idea for a hub, but need a little help developing the idea: -coming up with a keyword for the idea -coming up with some specifics on the topic, etc.For example, I'm going to school for computer science and am...
by Mary Craig 9 years ago
Do you ever use questions to give you hub ideas?
by kephrira 11 years ago
Has hubpages stopped updating the 'ideabank' section? One of my highest traffic hubs was one I got the idea for from the ideabank page, but it doesn't seem to have been updated with any new suggestions for months.
by sankari.nayagam 9 years ago
What do you do when you are not able to get an idea to write a hub?When you don't have an idea to write a hub, what are the ways you choose to get an idea?
by Brenda Durham 11 years ago
...because I didn't write the ideas and/or phrases down at the time I thought of 'em!Does anyone else do that? --have a great line or great idea just before you fall asleep, or while you're busy doing something else, and neglect to jot it down, then forget later what the heck it was?
by wendi_w 9 years ago
What to do if you have too many ideas for hubs and not enough time?I hear many people ask how do you come up with hub ideas. Writer's block seems to be a big issue. I on the other hand have the opposite problem I normally have more ideas than time and find it difficult to focus on just one! Any...
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