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Post by krobidoux » 28 Aug 2014, 20:23

This happens to me often at night. Problem being is I am going to bed and can't take pen and paper or my computer with me to bed. So I lay in bed running the story through my head and hoping that I will remember everything I came up with the next morning.

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Post by leanndaniel » 30 Aug 2014, 22:42

Most of the time when I get a great idea, I'm doing the most random things. But I almost always have my notebook on me so it isn't a problem.

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Post by CharlotteWolf » 31 Aug 2014, 04:41

Yes! Happens to me all the time, so I always make sure to have a notebook with me at all times, just in case an idea for a novel comes to me. A phone or digital device will suffice if all else fails.

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Post by Erich_gray » 31 Aug 2014, 08:59

I feel this is an interesting thread. As it gives perspective, from a writers point, on the times of day when the right side of the brain seems to be most active. After readign through the threads, it seems late at night or when you are doing a menial task that your mind isnt on any random thought. Va'la'!! The brain waves start turning and the words begin to flow.. Dang it, Where is my writing pad??


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Post by MaryB » 31 Aug 2014, 22:09

The wrong time is in the shower - having a notepad or computer isn't feasible. Often my thoughts jump around so much, I've lost half the idea by the time I get out and dried off enough to write it down.

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Post by SharisseEM » 30 Sep 2014, 06:08

Worst timing ever? I was in the exam room during my finals and I had ideas hitting me left and right. I wanted to write it down before I lose them but the only thing I had was my exam paper and the examiner sure as hell wasn't going to let me take that out of the room to transfer it to my phone or a piece of paper.
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Post by MaryMathis » 01 Oct 2014, 08:40

Most of the ideas come in my mind at the time of writing is when I was alone, watching any movie seriously, travelling in train or when I went to nay natural place. The idea of writing will come in any time at that we just have to keep all our ideas in mind and express it with our pen in paper.

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Post by Neyra » 01 Oct 2014, 10:01

It happand a few times to me, I allways write those ideas for future references
I have a few of them writen down although I have yet to start writing story!!

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Post by yogitranscend » 01 Oct 2014, 20:45

In the middle of the night, during light sleeping, I will usually wake up because of a good dream which ends up bring a good idea for a book plot. The worst part of this is thinking in the middle of the night "I will remember this in the morning" when I always seem to forget! Lately, I have been forcing myself to get up, get a pen, and force myself to write things down BUT then in the morning I run into the problem of deciphering the chicken scratch into a feasible topic! Oh the woes of writing! :roll:

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Post by WinterCandyMints » 17 Oct 2014, 19:41

All the time. I'll be doing whatever and suddenly get a crazy idea. It's like daily interactions trigger ideas out of no where. I once was just sitting down, drinking pop and this story developed around a sip I took. It was like, BAM! I should write a story. Now, I'll instantly type the ideas onto my iPod, and most of the time, they're just short scene ideas that blossom into a story later.

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Post by Snickerdoodle9 » 08 Feb 2015, 18:20

I always carry a pen, so even if I have no paper I can write on my hand and then transfer it. Usually I have a post-it-note or a slip of paper to write on in emergencies. I got one of those pens that twists into a loop and then I can clip it on my lanyard, which I always wear. I find that it works the best.

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Post by Gustavsson » 11 Feb 2015, 16:27

I can usually hand onto story ideas. The trouble is when I am too busy to use them, and by the time I get around to writing about them they no longer interest or inspire me.

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Post by THWilliams82 » 15 Feb 2015, 17:18

I always have my phone close by for this reason. I bought the samsung note which has a pen and you can write notes onto it. Very handy!

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Post by Vivian Paschal » 18 Jun 2017, 01:38

If I don't have a pen and paper, and I try to have those as much as possible, I should have my phone. I don't mind typing on my phone while walking on the road, except it's dangerous. If I can find somewhere to just sit, that's perfect. If I have some money with me and a place to sit, I'll buy a small notebook and a pen and go right into writing. If none of these choices are available, I'll have to keep forming the story in my head so I can have an almost fully developed plot when I'm able to write.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 29 Jun 2017, 05:40

Since the day I have started writing, I always keep a diary with me so that I can note down my ideas which always save my time :)
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