Pocket conflicts in Writing

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Pocket conflicts So, Pocket Conflicts are the kinds of conflicts which are tiny. They aren’t wars and they don’t lead to divorce or a firing. Instead, they are more about the speed of “who moved my cheese?” Hence they are kind of trivial, yet they can add a lot of annoyance into anyone’s life. And […]

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Getting inspiration from pets

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from pets Pets are our constant companions. For a lot of people, their animal friends are their sole contact on some days. And they can inspire. Do you speak Dog? Humans first domesticated dogs back when we still lived in caves. They probably saved our species and certainly love us unconditionally. Dogs are […]

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Ideas Jar for Writing

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Ideas jar Do you have an ideas jar? Origin I first heard of this idea when I read Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing. However, I suspect this methodology may not have been his invention. However, either way, it is a fantastic concept and it can help you in two very separate ways when […]

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Getting inspiration from friendship

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from friendship Friendship Friendship is as inspiring as the memory of old love affairs. Our friends can help us write. Sometimes it’s because of something we did together. And sometimes it’s because we want to honor them. Names For stories which need a lot of names, why not ask your friends whether they […]

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Inspiration from myths and legends

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from myths and legends Myths and legends are perhaps the oldest stories we humans tell each other. They go back to before human beings were literate. They may go back to before agriculture, which would make them some six to ten thousand years old. Yeah, legends are that old. Myths We might, at least […]

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Eavesdropping for fun and inspiration

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Eavesdropping for fun and inspiration So, Eavesdropping? Eavesdropping really works, and it is probably a writer‘s best tool. Once you start listening in on conversations, you will open up a whole new world. Because real dialogue, interspersed with your created dialogue, adds realism. Subtlety First of all, you have got to be subtle. This means […]

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Getting inspiration from employment

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from employment Working Stiffs Employment colors most people’s lives (or the lack of a job). And whether your job is a creative one, or has to do with business, athletics, science, the Internet, or anything else, it can help propel your creative spirit to new heights. Employment as Metaphor So let’s say your characters […]

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Getting inspiration from childhood

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from childhood Childhood Ah, childhood. What is it about our younger years that gives us such feelings of nostalgia? Is it because things were so much newer then? Or were they simpler? We had fewer responsibilities. Yet plenty of people don’t have lives like that. For those who lost a parent, or were […]

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Getting inspiration from education

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from education Education Education is of course something anyone in a wealthier country, who is over than the age of five, has in common with everyone else. But what does it have to do with writing? The Process Consider the process you go through, and even the rituals which accompanying schooling. You get […]

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Getting inspiration from aging

February 17, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from aging Aging happens to all of us, even if we die young. And much like children experience various developmental stages, our aging has some stages, too. However, in order to avoid repeating myself, let’s throw out a caveat here and only look at age forty and up. Forties For most people in […]

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