When you get that spark of inspiration it always happens at the most inopportune

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  1. humagaia profile image53
    humagaiaposted 8 years ago

    When you get that spark of inspiration it always happens at the most inopportune moment. How do...

    you remember it until you get back to the keyboard?

  2. Lalulinho profile image85
    Lalulinhoposted 8 years ago

    Helps to keep a notepad and pen with you at all times.  Seriously.  Because even flicking on your blackberry or iPhone, if you have one, can take too long. 

    Even more important is to keep a pad and pen next to your bed, just in case you have an idea in your sleep and you wake up at night.  Many many authors and writers have done this. 

    A funny story about Keith Richards:  he came up with the guitar riff for the song "Satisfaction" during the night.  He woke up, turned on a tape recorder, played the riff, and then fell back a sleep but left the recorder on so you could hear him snoring.

  3. humagaia profile image53
    humagaiaposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Lalulinho but my sparks seem to arrive when I am in the shower, having a bath, in the swimming pool, in the toilet or when I'm driving - paper and pen are not very handy at those moments.
    Your 'Richards' story reminds me of how I came up with a way to do long division in a computer program (before you ask it was necessary - to get round a limitation of 18 bits to play with, but that's another story). The solution came when I was snoozing on a coach. Luckily I had a memory then and could recall what to do when it was necessary. Now my memory faculty has all but disappeared. Hence the question.

  4. Lady_E profile image71
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Always make a note of it.   If you are out, maybe walking - you could use your mobile to write in a text and save it in drafts or if it has a note book option - make the note there.

    Lalulinho has given great tips too.

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