Friday, October 8, 2010

The power of words

It's funny how one word or a sentence can inspire. Sometimes when I'm reading, a single word can bring a whole story idea to mind. I always read just before going to sleep, so sometimes it's not the most opportune time to be having a big idea. But you gotta do what you gotta do, after all.

The other night I wrote a whole synopsis off a single sentence I read in whatever I was reading at the time. I had to delay my bedtime to write it. I guess the subconscious is always on the alert. It knows what you're interested in and seeks it out without caring weather it's an appropriate time of day, or where you are, or what you're doing. If you don't write it down as soon as is convenient, it's gone, at least it's gone for me. Age is a lovely thing. It does things to one's memory.

Does this happen to anyone else?

Have a great weekend everyone.
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  1. Hi, Elizabeth. I totally agree, "If you don't write it down as soon as is convenient, it's gone". It's the same for me too.

    This is cute, I like it. "Age is a lovely thing. It does things to one's memory."

    I’m stopping by to say hi, hope you had a nice week.

    Have a super weekend!!

  2. At times in the past I have taken to carrying a little notebook in my back pocket just for such times. But those moments of sudden inspiration are the most enjoyable part of being a writer, at least to me.

  3. Don't worry, you are not alone.I am getting more forgetful as I get older

  4. I agree about the power of words. The trouble is, at my age (64), I can't always think of the word I want. I know it exists, and I can visualize it in an abstract sense, but I can't actually call it to mind. However, it does tend to pop up two or three hours later, usually while I'm thinking about something entirely different.


  5. YES YES YES, it happens all the time! The idea of compartmentalizing it does NOT work... it has to be written down, or it is gone.

    Reading before sleep = weird dreams. Ya know what I mean?