Ronald A. Busse

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Jot down every story idea

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (40)
Story ideas come and go so quickly. Some get written down, but most pass through my mind and vanish, unwritten and forgotten. Some even occur in a dream I had. So I've begun writing down every new story idea that comes to me. Even if I don't think an idea is any good, I write it down and brainstorm it anyway.

When I go back and read through them, many ideas get crumpled up and thrown away, leaving me wondering, What was I thinking?! Very few actually make the cut for a good storyline. So I try to keep my ideas - both good and bad - flowing no matter what. You never know what they can lead to (hopefully a publishable story!).