Authors are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” Once, a long time ago, I’d mentally filed away any good idea I had and wait until one spoke to me. That created a problem, however. Seems I don’t have a mind like a steel trap and would often forget those gems. So, I started a ‘book idea file’, which is literally a manilla folder in my desk drawer where I store ideas that strike me as cool. Could be an online article I print out or a scrawled note to myself or a clipping from a magazine.
Not to brag or anything, but there are probably close to forty ideas in that file and some of them are pretty darn good. I’m just waiting for the right time to use them ☺ Conversely, there are more than a few clunkers — can you hear the game show sound, “Whaa, whaa, whaa?”
I thought it might be fun to share a few of these bad ideas with you:
The good news is I still have lots of good ideas that I may well use one of these days. Some are humorous, some touching, some intriguing, and some heartwarming. And, I’m always on the lookout for more!