Many writers keep a notepad, napkin, or journal with them at all times to write ideas that come to them, even when they’re sleeping. Others record their ideas on a voice recorder or some other device.
The point is—keep those ideas. I have several lists in my computer. A several page list with blogging ideas. Another is more than a list, um, short paragraphs of story ideas. I’m in the process of writing a story from one of those ideas.
Later, as we add more ideas, we should review our lists and delete some. We may use only one out of ten, but who knows, it may be the next book on the New York Times Bestselling Author list.
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