We all have ideas. I know I have plenty of them. Last night, I had a simple conversation with my husband over the phone and derived from the conversation came another idea for a brilliant story. I must entertain all of you, my readers, because I love it when I can bring you stories that deliver a new attitude, a new way of thought, a new life and just plain new everything when you are reading a book.
So yeah, my ideas are always ahead of me, and I will one day catch up to them because even though they come quickly, I can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens me. I am determined to catch up with them and write them all in stories! That being stated, I want to answer the question I am routinely asked.
HOW DO YOU GET THE IDEAS TO WRITE ALL THIS?
NO IMAGINATION FILTER
I have absolutely no filter for my imagination whatsoever. Some of the things that go on in my mind are far fetched for some, but for me, everything is fair game. I consider myself the CREATOR of my own UNIVERSE when I’m writing my books, therefore, I make anything happen just as I see it. Everything is fair game because I have learned how to PACKAGE my IDEAS into bonafide, original and entertaining stories, never duplicating a story by someone else.
LIFE INSPIRES MY MIND
When I say that life inspires my mind, I mean my imagination. Life to me includes all of it, spiritual life, what I think, or thought life, and reality – from a rock to human beings. Combining all these things helps me keep a steady flow of ideas because I’m unafraid to reveal them in various characters and circumstances. With life as open as my eyes, there will never be a time where I will run out of ideas to write about in a book.
If a person thinks of his or her life, EACH DAY is DIFFERENT, vastly different, even if you are in same exact area. There should never be a day that passes that my mind simply CAN’T think of anything to write about because even my mind changes, or imagination changes, with each day.
I STAY CONNECTED
Staying connected means I’m always learning. I learn about everything which means I’m either talking to people who know what I don’t know or I’m reading things that help me to learn about something new. Without knowledge of, for instance, a prison system, one will find it difficult to write a scene in a prison without knowing the inner workings of a prison and prison system, unless having been a prisoner oneself. Therefore, it’s always great to do what many actors do over the course of their own careers, they learn by placing themselves in the situation. As a writer, I do the same whenever I can.
For the most part, these are the 3 things that keep my ideas coming at a rapid pace, being connected to my imagination and the things around me in a learning type of way, makes way for great stories to evolve into one of a kind favorites.
I can’t, nor will I be, BOXED. How boring would that be, right? :-)