So You Want to Write A Book: How Did It Come to You?

Writing Is Good For The Soul by The Bootleg SaintSo you want to write a book. How did it come to you?

Did you receive the urge to write your book through an image? Or did you get the idea from an article you read?

Perhaps a movie held a theme that stimulated you to create your own story? Or have you, for quite some time, been carrying around with you the plot and movements of a story?

What ever the seed for your story use the roots of how it came to you, the manner in which the universe stimulated you to share it, as a launching pad for putting it on paper.

For those that want to plan before writing, or let’s say you are not ready to write the story, get a notebook and jot down ideas. If the theme of a movie is your seed, then write down other related themes.

Include what you like about this or the related themes. More importantly, how do these themes relate to your life? What do these themes make you recall about your past or present?

If the idea for your story came in an image, or a photo you saw inspired you, trying finding a similar image or a picture on the web or at an internet site such as Flikr. You could try drawing the image from memory.

In either case search for images that remind you of the image. Once you have procured something similar, or your own drawing then place it before you and write for ten, fifteen or twenty minutes.

If you feel like writing more then do so. The key thing is to give way to the muse.

When receiving the ideas for a story, find a way to capture your thoughts and ideas. They’ll come in handy later on.

Do you have story burning within?

How did it come to you?


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4 Responses to “So You Want to Write A Book: How Did It Come to You?”

  1. Mohammed Ali Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Dear Anjuelle!

    I too possess this burning desire of writing a book of memoirs; if you ask me where did I get the stimulation to do this, perhaps I would answer that it started during the days of me writing letters to my uncle.

    Recently, I happen to read Alexander Mccal Smith’s famous “Ladies Detective Agency” – how beautifully he explains the naive life of village side. Inspirations, similar to this book, do appeared in my life during various stages. Let me see…

    So got your link to this page from Shelfari..Plans to get hold of your books and read.

    Happy writing & reading Anjuelle


  2. Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    You’ve just highlighted the importance of reading. It fills the well of our creativity.
    The idea of writing a memoir based on letters written to your uncle is really intriguing.
    I hope you follow through.

    Thanks so much for commenting.

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  4. Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 9:46 am

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