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When do your best writing ideas inspire you?


Sometimes, my inspiration comes at 2 AM and I find myself up 'til 4 getting that story on paper or screen. Other times, by 11 PM, my mind has shut down and I can barely remember why I love to write. Those 2 AM sparks often require drastic changes or complete removal after I wake up later that day. What inspired me at 2 AM may horrify me at 8 AM.

 

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Wow..I get that whole organizing thing. I read once that people who have a lot going on in their heads, need their environment to be neat and orderly, otherwise, they can't think clearly.


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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I've had that happen too. Makes it hard to pay attention to the person talking..

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Ha! I agree.. I end up disgusted/angry/dumbfounded, every time I watch television. I also think running would give you a good chance to let your mind reflect on different things and come up with great articles..

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I love it molometer! I have just recently started carrying my camera for the same reason. Like you, I always have a notepad and pen close. I have also started using my phone to jot notes and the voice recorder to record those sudden, random ideas.


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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Exactly! I've been promising myself I'd get to bed before 1 AM for many years.. If I'm up.. I'm writing.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I agree Walkingwithhim, I can write any place at any time but a quiet location helps.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I can kind of imagine that, Rod. I would love to ride trains but we don't really have a passenger train system in Kansas City. Well, not the kind you ride to work, anyway.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I get that completely Michememe. I am often inspired by what I read here on HubPages.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I feel the same. After my kids finally grew up and left home.. I had all this quiet time and I could finally listen to those answers in my subconscious.. I know exactly what you mean.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Same here.. when I look at my notes or listen to my recording.. sometimes I think.. "What was I thinking??" ..I've lost the inspiration for that moment but sometimes it comes back.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I'm not sure if I qualify as an insomniac or I just lack the discipline to go to bed ..when I get there, I sleep like a corpse. Getting there.. whole 'nuther story. :)

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I know exactly what you mean. I was saying earlier, I've taken to using my phone to record ideas while I am driving - when that one stroke of brilliance hits me - and I know if I don't record it- I will forget it forever.


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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Same here, dmhenderson. I do get plenty of inspiration when reading.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    How many times have I promised myself I would remember an idea later - and didn't write it down!! Ugh..

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I get that.. and isn't it satisfying to get it all down in writing? It can release a lot of stress.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Do you get up and paint/write? That happened to me once with a website.. waaaay before I had any websites.. I got up, logged on, found GoDaddy and it began.. I've never looked back.


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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Mine usually starts before 4 AM but when it hits.. I am still up at 4 writing until I get it edited, re-written, edited again and finally- sleep!

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Haha.. this one made me laugh! Is your Zombie story published? I'd love to read it!

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    bzirkone 2 years ago

    Almost two years later... I find the more I write the more what you said is true. If I schedule time to write and site down to start it, I sometimes have to force it out and then I get more inspired as I go.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Nice to have a built-in fan base M K! My husband also inspires me.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Exactly! I have been trying- but feel kind of stupid doing it- to record my ideas on my phone..

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Same here.. notebook always close..

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    I get that swb78.. for me, I am more inspired when joyful. When I'm suffering, my mind is too distracted.

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    bzirkone 5 years ago

    Must be a writer's thing?