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"I want to write a book, but how do I come up with an idea?"
It's a frequently asked question. Writing a book sounds like a romantic adventure. Picture sitting in front of a computer screen, a big picture window is in front of you, you're looking out the window, the sun is shining and you're watching the people walk by, your creative juices are flowing, the words are pouring out of your soul. Ideas? There are too many choices. You are so inspired that it's difficult to choose. Reality is something different.
How do you come up with ideas? I try to add some ingredients to the recipe. I get out and about. Walk downtown, stop and talk to a couple of people, read books, sit outside and watch the squirrels run through the trees, or browse through catalogs.
I can't think of one time that my most creative ideas came from sitting in a chair and thinking real hard, and then suddenly a brilliant idea popped into my head. The ideas have to come to me. And they'll only show up if they're invited and they are excited about the invitation. Who wants to hang around someone who's stressed out and no fun? It's the same for ideas--at least for me. If I'm relaxed, having fun, I put out the welcome mat for ideas, and they are pleased as punch to visit.
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AUTHORBUZZ: BEHOLD A RAINBOW (Fiction) by Susan Brace Lovell
I am looking to give away five books a week to serious readers--especially those in book clubs--who care about good women facing some of life's toughest challenges. Breast cancer. Alcoholism. Infertility. A tragic early widowhood leaving two little girls without their father. And there's the underlying suspense of an unsolved brutal murder, a copycat crime based on a literary classic. Finally, an unexpected love story that will warm the cockles of a reader's heart.
Go to: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader click on BEHOLD A RAINBOW to read more and to email author Susan Brace Lovell, you'll get a reply.