Wednesday, July 5, 2023

IWSG Day The Heat Is On For Ideas

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. 

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Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

The awesome co-hosts for the July 5 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, Kim Lajevardi, Gwen Gardner, Pat Garcia, and Natalie Aguirre!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

Remember, the question is optional!

July 5 Question - 99% of my story ideas come from dreams. Where do yours predominantly come from?

Does come from anywhere and everywhere count? All it takes is hearing a word or an idea or an argument and away I go. Ideas can easily come from talking to rugrats too and letting them go off a cliff with their own spin on things. Sometimes following them off said cliff isn't such a bad story idea. No literal cliffs though. Parents frown on that.

I do get a lot from dreams as well. I have had dreams that go on all night that I jot down in the morning for an idea. The list of ideas goes on and on that I have.

I'm not saying they are all good or that they will work, but they are constantly coming. All one really has to do is listen and keep their eyes peeled and ideas can flow. Even something as simple as a red rock sitting in the middle of a pile of normal grey rocks can spark an idea if you let it.

Any of your ideas come from dreams? Do you find it hard to think up ideas? Is the heat really on? Why would you have it on in the summer? Unless it's winter where you are, then I guess it would be on.

Happy IWSG Day!


Natalie Aguirre said...

None of my ideas come from dreams. I can't remember them. I hope that having ideas come from anywhere anytime counts because that's where I get my ideas too.

Jen said...

I've had a couple of dreams that turned into story ideas. They've yet to be written, just summarized so as not to forget them but it is interesting when you get a flash of a tale from a nighttime wandering.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You've dreamed up some really great stories!

Fundy Blue said...

Hey, Pat, where you're at! Dream, listen, look is a great way to find story ideas. We haven't had the heat on this summer, but it's so cold that I still have flannel sheets on our bed. Parts of our state have been in a drought for over 20 years, but this cold, wet, grey spring has eased the drought in our area. May it continue! Watch out for ticks!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Most of mine come from dreams and I have a ton of ideas written down.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

"Anywhere and everywhere" definitely counts

Patricia JL said...

I am the same. Anything can spark a story idea. Now, those ideas might not get off the ground or only be half baked.

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