Have you ever thought of a great topic to write, and suddenly you can't remember

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  1. yougotme profile image89
    yougotmeposted 11 years ago

    Have you ever thought of a great topic to write, and suddenly you can't remember it at all?

    As a writer, have you?

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  2. rembrandz profile image79
    rembrandzposted 11 years ago

    Yes I have. So what I started doing is.....I typed in the topic by actually opening a hub so I could soon go to it and fill in my articles without problems before eventually publishing it. I have a handful of unpublished hubs with some good topics I thought of.

  3. LaThing profile image62
    LaThingposted 11 years ago

    I did that a lot in the past. But since I joined HP, I keep a list of all the topics that I want to write about. So, any time I think of a topic i jot it down on my list.

  4. Tricia1000 profile image64
    Tricia1000posted 11 years ago

    Yes it happened to me several times.  But now I use my smartphone as a notebook and immediately type in the topic and then save it.

  5. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    I do that all the time. It's why I always create notes in my cell phone and carry a note pad. It helps me keep my thought process to go back to.

  6. shoaibgmail profile image54
    shoaibgmailposted 11 years ago

    Not actually I have another problem I didn't have much vocabulary to rite exactly what I feel or what i want to...

  7. Anjili profile image65
    Anjiliposted 11 years ago

    It happens often. I therefore carry a pen and paper to capture it before it takes flight. You can also speak it into your phone

  8. CJWood71 profile image83
    CJWood71posted 11 years ago

    I have experienced that more times than I would like to admit.  What I have started doing is trying to write them down somewhere, or if I am at the computer I will start the hub.  This seems to work well for me and it even helps me be more productive because I always have a few hubs in progress.

  9. skylergreene profile image60
    skylergreeneposted 11 years ago

    This happens to me all the time, especially at nights -- while I'm falling asleep, I'll think of a great topic, but won't remember it when I wake up in the morning.  New solution: I keep a pencil and sticky notes on my bedside table, so I can quickly scribble it down.

  10. Seeker7 profile image80
    Seeker7posted 11 years ago

    Yes. I've sometimes thought of a great idea, been distracted, and then for the life of me I can't remember what the 'super' idea was! I don't force myself to remember and just let it come back into memory naturally - it usually does. I normally try and write all my ideas down in my notebook as soon as something occurs to me and this is the best thing to do rather than rely on memory.

  11. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 11 years ago

    I can be pretty forgetful, but I try to jot ideas down when I think of them.

  12. Marie-Renee profile image80
    Marie-Reneeposted 11 years ago

    Many times and I feel so bad because deep in my mind I know it was a good one, and I try to go back to the things I did, read and even where I thought about it in the hope of remembering it, sometimes I do but more often than not I don't.

    I have learned though and these days I put it in a notepad of my Articles to write...and get back to it every now and then, to add or remove what has already been done.

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    Miss Kate000posted 11 years ago

    Sometimes, but generally when i think of a topic I will write it down. I have a word page that i have heaps of topics that i continue to add to for those times i am stuck. But sometimes i have forgotten to add to it and thought dam that was a good idea to.

  14. profile image0
    zerbini87posted 11 years ago

    Yes I most certainly have.  I recommend always having something you can write on.  I have an Iphone, so I do not have to worry about it. But, if you do not have that luxury. but you do have a pen, bring it with you and even write on your hand!

  15. chaystar profile image61
    chaystarposted 11 years ago

    All the time for me, and what makes it worse is these topics pop up out of nowhere, and usually in places where you can't even write it down. (e.g inside the mall or somewhere)

  16. kristakubie profile image61
    kristakubieposted 11 years ago

    YES! which is why I always carry around a voice recorder (which most MP3 players have built in--not just smart phones, although they work, too), small notebook and a pen.  I feel naked without the pen and paper...

  17. Twing Kewl profile image40
    Twing Kewlposted 11 years ago

    Yes. It happens alot before. There were times when I cannot write the main idea of the topic that I will write because I don't have my notes and pen with me.

  18. agirlnamedmichael profile image59
    agirlnamedmichaelposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I have totally done this! Wait, what are we talking about wink I have a two year old and I swear that the smarter she gets, the dumber I become!

  19. DeanSexton profile image61
    DeanSextonposted 11 years ago

    It happens to me all the time but I don't look at it as a bad thing but more so a way of my mind filtering out the crap. Being a writer I almost never write an idea down, I store it away in my head in a sort of primitive filing cabinet until I'm ready for it and should the mental sheet of paper that its been written wither away and rot then the idea wasn't as strong as I thought it was.


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