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A short article that I posted elsewhere on why I write :)

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Submitted: January 16, 2009

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I get these ideas for my writing from daydreams. It's hard to believe that something so insignificant as a daydream could take over my mind swell into a full blown universe with plot and subplot intertwined, just aching for me to set them free from the confines of my consciousness. 1

It doesn't matter what I might be doing at the time; when an idea blossoms into fullness I can't ignore it. I have to stop and write it down before it is gone forever. Sometimes the daydream won't let me think or do anything else. This can be particularly problematic at work but luckily for me once I put pen to paper, I am freed from the confines of my mind2

One time I had an idea for a young adult novel. After mulling it over in my mind, I had so much information about the story in my head that had seemed so small at the time but as I wrote it all down, it began to grow, branching off into different plots that didn't quite fit with the original story that I had wanted to write.3

I had written it all down and sorted out all the little sub-plots, but, some of the ideas I had written down seemed out of place. They were too important to dismiss entirely but out of place until I realized that it wasn't part of the story I had in my head but somewhere in the future of the story that I had in my head. I kept writing and writing until it was all out of my head and I had plot lines for several books.4

I write so that I can free up space for when the next story comes to me. Even if the outlines don't get written right away, at least I have a record of them so that sometime down the road they CAN be written.5


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