Creativity

Gestation of ideas in creativity

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This week I’ve re-posted a popular blog post from November 2011 about gestation of ideas:I’m gearing up for National Novel Writing month. During November I’ll be writing about 2000 words per day to progress my latest novel. I’m currently in the gestation stage, where something small will trigger me into thinking along a particular tangent. […]

Gestation

How do you know what to write about? Storytelling and listening

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Continuing the ‘questions about writing’ series, probably the most popular query is ‘where do you get your ideas from?’ While I love writing novels and short stories, I’m also an academic writer, and I write articles for journals and on line health publications as well as day to day in my job in safety. Writing […]

Gestation

Ten days in… short stories.

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It’s ten days into the New Year and already I’m flagging! I became a little addicted to a weekly writing competition, run by WriteInvite, where you have to write a short story in twenty minutes online. It’s held at 5.30 on a Saturday teatime, which is in itself a challenge to me.This week, amongst the […]

Creativity

Gestation of ideas in creativity

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I’m gearing up for National Novel Writing month. During November I’ll be writing about 2000 words per day to progress my latest novel. I’m currently in the gestation stage, where something small will trigger me into thinking along a particular tangent. I’ll develop this over time (sometimes a long time, sometimes in a couple of […]