Post by ScintillaMyntan on Jul 4, 2022 9:25:25 GMT -6
Have you ever had parts of your writing just 'come to you'? Like you didn't expend any conscious energy to come up with them?
While working on my hook contest entry, I tried to come up with a title while taking a walk. I was thinking in the direction of illusions, mirages, and paintings, but couldn't think of a satisfactory phrase. My mind drifted to just thinking about the rest of the story: how much I like the imagery, what other people would think of it. And suddenly the phrase "Blue Access Point" just popped into my head, the same way any random image or word pops into your head at times, except I realized it was about perfect as a title.
It was strange. It seemed so little like it came from me that it almost felt like plagiarism to use it. "Blue Access Point" wasn't even in the direction I was thinking of with illusions and paintings, and it fit my story in an unexpected way: blue water, and the suggestion that the illusion gives access to another world. I even wondered a little superstitiously whether the thought came to me externally somehow. It hadn't happened to me before.
Sometimes the ideas come to me too quickly and they get congested in the part of my brain that's supposed to translate thoughts to words. In my case it feels more or less like an on/off switch. Either everything comes crashing at once or it trickles with difficulty. It's not just with writing but with my thought process in general.
Last Edit: Jul 4, 2022 11:40:52 GMT -6 by Sundrinker
bluewpc: How have you been keepin?
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RAVENEYE: Fffffeeeck those videos. Um, I been keeping safe. Heh.
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bluewpc: I will. You know something I need to say. I left America because I absolutely could not stand the normal life. I need adventure and blood. Maybe something to keep in mind for future writings
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bluewpc: After this war Im going to go find another war
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bluewpc: and hey glad to see ya Raven
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RAVENEYE: Some folks are built for it. That detail makes for one heck of a character, no doubt.
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