Where do you get your writing ideas?

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  1. JamesPoppell profile image76
    JamesPoppellposted 11 years ago

    Where do you get your writing ideas?

    For me it is when I am in the shower. Call me weird but it seems as though ideas come out of thin air while I am showering early in the morning.  Ideas also come to me when I am driving. How about you? What activity are you doing when ideas come to you?


  2. Marlin 55 profile image71
    Marlin 55posted 11 years ago

    I get ideas when I drive. My minds jut seems to disconnect and I go someplace else.

  3. rlaha profile image59
    rlahaposted 11 years ago

    I get my inspirations in many places. Most of the time it is when I am almost asleep, and am too comfortable to get out of the blankets to write down my thoughts.  Other times, I will be researching on some topic and will get an inspiration, so I can write my ideas down then.  That's a great question!

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    castlefan08posted 11 years ago

    alot of people getting writing ideas from things that they have experienced in their lives, or maybe something that a close friend has been through.Another good way to get ideas is when your out saying at a shopping centre, you should sit and when someone walks passed you try and think of a life story for them. This usually helps with ideas

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    KatrineDalMonteposted 11 years ago

    My writing is in personal development, and my motivation comes from my own life experience. I also get many ideas for new article titles at my 'day job'. Watching people around, interacting, observing the behaviours etc. all help to provide good solid foundations for new writing ventures.

  6. michiganman567 profile image76
    michiganman567posted 11 years ago

    Usually I get ideas when I am commenting or answering a question, or having a discussion with someone online.  I like to show proof when I make a claim, so a lot of times I think that the proof should all be in one place.  My hub is always a good place for that.

  7. JamesPoppell profile image76
    JamesPoppellposted 11 years ago

    These are all great answers. It always fascinates me where and how people get their writing ideas. Thank you so much for answering. Let's keep the answers coming in....

  8. Jean Bakula profile image94
    Jean Bakulaposted 11 years ago

    I get many from Metaphysical and Astrology groups I belong to. But often ideas just come to me from books I'm reading, or when I'm driving, for some odd reason!

  9. ladeda profile image61
    ladedaposted 11 years ago

    I get many of my writing ideas when I travel. It doesn't even have to be far away from home, but new places and experiences always seem to leave me with plenty of writing inspiration.

    When I'm at a loss for topics sometimes I browse through the questions on HubPages to see what others are curious about and what sparks my interest.

  10. JamaGenee profile image82
    JamaGeneeposted 11 years ago

    Like riaha, I get inspirations from many places, but mostly from cemeteries, family history, and my travels.  Only occasionally from another's hub or a comment I made on someone else's hub.

  11. teaches12345 profile image81
    teaches12345posted 11 years ago

    Being new to hubpages, I am just learning to gather hub ideas and to find my niche. I am glad to read that many other hubbers are inspired by every day living and through interaction with other people.  Driving seems to be one place that many of us can reflect without interruption.  Great question and one I am interested in following.

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    Sooner28posted 11 years ago

    Anywhere I can.  I am always ready to run to my computer and write something down.  I also try to keep myself informed, and the majority of my hubs are about politics, so naturally just events in the news in general are something I tend to use.

    Also, if someone leaves the right comment, that can inspire me to think about a topic and right a hub about it.

  13. Justjed profile image61
    Justjedposted 11 years ago

    Before now. it has been anything that comes to my head. But since, i intend to make some bucks from writing, I intend to build my writings around hot niches which are highly searched and this will make me earn more. Though the hot niches has to be around what I am passionate about so the writing is effortless.


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