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The Way We Write

Somedays I get many writing ideas, other times not one!

Often in dreams and sometimes while awake. Upon awakening, if I do not write the ideas down quickly I forget.

Other days I must get up to go to work or begin my day and really have no time for the idea at all, so the thought is simply left in yesterday, forgotten.

If time and space permits, I am obedient and answer the call.

When I operate in obedience the post almost writes itself. I do it fluidly, quickly and efficiently.

Sometimes, when I do not take heed to the prompting, it will not leave me alone. It will stay and whisper in my ear until from sheer aggravation, I acquiesce.

So my friends, my question to you is…how do your ideas come?

And what steps do you take if you are not in a position to record it?

39 thoughts on “The Way We Write

  1. I am inspired by many things, quotes, other bloggers, life events. I find sometimes I get an idea in the middle of the night. In order to let go of the idea and sleep, I write it down and hope that my note makes sense in the light of day.

    1. Lol I like that but sometimes too lazy and or tired to move.

  2. I either get inspiration from either my past or current experiences or get ideas from another post or comment, or sometimes my own comment will inspire me to write a post to expound on the matter.

    1. Nice. Interesting, I was at work 2 days ago when the question popped into my mind.

      1. Something similar will happen to me, I’ll be in Church or having a conversation with someone and the Holy Spirit will drop something in my spirit.

        1. Incredible how God works.

          1. Yes ma’am.

  3. I had a teacher when I was younger who always told us not to ask “What if” questions (like “what if this happens?” or “what if that happens?”) Naturally, when looking around any environment you happen to be in, the question arises. That is typically where my writing ideas come from. If I can’t write it down immediately or if I forget it, then it is usually gone for a while or for good.

    It’s interesting to see where you get your ideas from. I appreciate that you talk about a wide range of subjects on here.

    1. Good way to get ideas. Thanks for reading.

  4. Hi ! I could identify with you when you said sometimes a post will just write itself. Usually I find myself thinking about something for a while, and composing it in my mind, and when it is time to be written, I write it very quickly.πŸ€—

    1. Yes indeed. Thank you for commenting.

  5. From the Holy Spirit, sometime it’s in a dream or quiet time or while running… If I’m not where I can write it down in my journal, I put notes in my phone. If I’m driving and I have to record my notes by talking and write the message later.

    1. Oh yes, good way to keep it in memory. Record it, I will have to do that.

  6. Indeed I am one of those who normally come up with ideas and immediately forget them before writing down.
    It’s a good practice to note down those ideas so that you can use them to generate more.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you for sharing my friend. I have to be more diligent with jotting down my ideas.

      1. You are always welcome my friend

  7. This resonates with me, Pene’. I struggle with wanting to write sometimes πŸ˜…. Someone once told me, when we feel resistance, it’s usually a sign we’re about to do something great. That oftentimes helps me push through. Other times I just take the break 😬😜.

    1. Hi Ms Jenny, I like the one about resistance, hopefully our posts are always helping at least one person.

  8. I get some of best creative ideas in the shower. By the time I get out & dried off, most of them have evaporated. Because we travel and spend time in nature, I have an unlimited array of topics to write about. Nice post!

    1. This is great, you are well travelled. Thanks for reading.

      1. Thank you!

  9. I constantly daydream. Visions bouncing around my head like a pinball until something sticks. Once I have my foot in the door with a concept it kind of writes itself. I set a structure, then play and create within that structure. Most of my writing is in my head away from the laptop. I jot down ideas on my phone or make a mental note of them, before the write up. Editing is definitely the most important part of the final piece.

    Thanks for sharing your post πŸ™‚

    1. Wow, very interesting. The different ways in which art is created.
      Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

  10. This happens to me too. When I am nudged, it comes in with a fast pace. And with no struggles. My writing comes from His promptings for me.

    1. Nice to know. Sometimes it seems you cannot write fast enough to keep up with the thoughts.

      1. Smiles. Yes – totally!!

  11. I am inspired by music, by photos, by just things I see that call out – write about me, and muses whispers in my ears when I write poetry

    1. Great inspiration. Thanks for reading. Blessings to you.

  12. Now retired from teaching, I have quite a bit of time to devote to my writing. I try to write every morning, usually in the early hours before the sun rises. I write a number of Christian-themed poems, and much of my devotions fuel ideas for writing. Some of my other writing relates to personal and family memories. I keep a notebook handy to write down poetry and short story ideas that pop into my mind.

  13. How Great you have more time to dedicate to writing. Blessings.

  14. I’m always writing down things as they come to me. I use the notes section in my phone. Even if it’s just one word or one phrase I write it down.

    1. I have begun doing that, the other day a great idea came to me while at work, I did not write it down and 1 hour late it was gone. I tried in vain to remember, but nothing.

      1. Haha, that has happened to me too. Sometimes I’ll ask the Holy Spirit to help me remember and He will.

  15. I have to remember to ask for his help. I have never done that. What a marvelous idea. I will keep you posted.

  16. To answer your last question, one of my daily prayers is that I will remember the things I need to remember and forget the things that are best forgotten. (Harmful or useless mental clutter.)

    1. Ah, I really like your prayer, really smart. I will borrow it if you don’t mind.

    2. Very apt writings for our times. You have hit the nail on the head.

  17. At times I wonder how a funny scene could move me to write but it does

    1. I get that as well, very interesting, the different ways inspiration visits. Stay safe.

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