Do you need writing ideas?

Stumped for ideas?

Me too. More often than I like to admit. Sometimes though my ideas pop up from the most unexpected places.

This week a comment made by an eight year old began to ferment in my brain and before long the germ of an idea took root and a book was born. I sat down and in one day did the rough draft from start to finish. Of course, it’s a very rough draft. There is still a lot of work to do.

Another idea came just this morning from a tiny blurb in the morning paper. I’m still turning it over in my mind. My blog, and story ideas come from all over the web and various books. I’m determined to improve my writing skills so I write various posts to help me learn and remember. I hope they help my readers too.

If you’re looking for ideas, this post from Stoney deGeyter at Marketing Land.com might get your brain cooking with…

12 Ways To Mine Your Own Mind For Content Ideas

#3 & #4 has me pumping on all cylinders: Twitter is my latest addiction, so why not use it for new ideas….

#6 – I wish, but with my Southern twang, I sound just awful in recordings.

#8 – I love this idea. And I’m working on taking more pictures because you never know when one might come in handy.

#11 – I’ve given this a lot of thought, but that’s about all. Donna Florack over at Heron There and Everywhere did this after finishing the A to Z Challenge. As a result, at the end of the challenge she had a book ready to publish. That’s what I call planning and follow through. Way to go Donna. Maybe one day I’ll be as brave.

Although written from the marketing side, the premise of this article can be used for almost all types of writing.

Now go get inspired.

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