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Old 09-25-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Why you must be at your desk when the Muse arrives

I think inspiration often results in the best work. I wrote a new essay this morning in basically the time it took to type it. Only minor corrections and posted on my blog. There are those that say the writer is only a conduit sometimes I believe it whether the source is the unconscious, the muse, or something else and I've said recently that Writing is a drug, embrace it. I felt the flow this morning. I love it when that happens. It has happened quite a bit for my poetry but only rarely with my prose.

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Old 09-26-2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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I've had a few ideas that disappeared because I didn't get to the computer or a notebook in time to write them down. I like to believe that these are ideas that wouldn't have gone far anyway. My justification for that is that most of my inspirations that develop into something are things that stick even if I try to ignore them. (And I hold on tightly to that justification to avoid the regret over a lost inspiration .)
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:36 AM   #3
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Well I don't believe in waiting around for inspiration, but when it happens it is wonderful there is nothing like it when you get into 'the flow' - that is the drug. But the other part, and most of the time it's just putting one foot in front of the other to keep moving.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:45 AM   #4
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Your post reminded me of a quote Kennyc and while I was looking for the 1st one I found another good one to do with writing by the same author.

"I'll never forget this idea," is the Devil's whisper. Keep everything that matters in your notebook.
~Richard Bach

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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Yep. I carry a pocket notebook in my rear pocket but could/should/maybe probably start using my audio recorder on my phone... paper just seems so much more tangible though.

That small notebook is where many of my ideas start, I transfer them to my journal and sometimes expand them before going (or not....many ideas just sit there) to the computer.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:31 PM   #6
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Yep. I carry a pocket notebook in my rear pocket but could/should/maybe probably start using my audio recorder on my phone... paper just seems so much more tangible though.

That small notebook is where many of my ideas start, I transfer them to my journal and sometimes expand them before going (or not....many ideas just sit there) to the computer.
I think it's part of the psychology of writing. An idea just seems more real if it's written down.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:10 PM   #7
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Use a smart-phone or a tablet or an e-reader with note-taking capability, and that idea can immediately become a thousand words, and you don't have to type it all in afterwards...

Of course, the spelling is atrocious.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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I loved my Touch Pro2's keyboard. 5 lines, offset keys, great feedback tilted for comfort, and no learning curve. I'd forget my head in the morning if it weren't screwed on, so I don't even try to remember. That keyboard saved tons of stuff for me, far more conveniently than anything I've ever used. And not just snippets or cues, full text, often while walking full pace in a nearby park. I can't do that with paper. I miss that qwerty like crazy.

The bluetooth thumb qwerty market is worthless, utter crap. I spent months pouring through hundreds of models before I gave up looking. I'm trying to get used to onscreen keyboards, but I'm not a fan. I use swiftkey and it's better than anything else I've used, and the voice recog is surprisingly handy, but I wouldn't use it in public. I may start carrying paper again too, reluctantly.

Some of my favorite ideas pop up when there's no desk, because there's no desk.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:26 PM   #9
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You are so right, KC. Inspiration is wonderful when it strikes. But being at one's desk is not to be discounted.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #10
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You are so right, KC. Inspiration is wonderful when it strikes. But being at one's desk is not to be discounted.
Oh I agree completely! That's exactly what I meant by the subject title.
It's more important in fact, see my other posts above
or in other threads or ....

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Old 09-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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And writing is work. Anyone who says that there isn't work involved in coming up with a work of fiction has probably never tried to create one.
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I don't remember which well known writer said something like this: "I absolutely believe that a writer should write only when kissed by a Muse. I have an agreement with mine - she kisses me every morning at 9:00 sharp."
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:29 PM   #13
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This is the one I've heard:

"Someone once asked Somerset Maughham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. "I write only when inspiration strikes," he replied. "Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp."


“Don't wait for the muse. As I've said, he's a hardheaded guy who's not susceptible to a lot of creative fluttering. This isn't the Ouija board or the spirit-world we're talking about here, but just another job like laying pipe or driving long-haul trucks. Your job is to make sure the muse knows where you're going to be every day from nine 'til noon. or seven 'til three. If he does know, I assure you that sooner or later he'll start showing up.”
― Stephen King, On Writing
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Yep. I carry a pocket notebook in my rear pocket but could/should/maybe probably start using my audio recorder on my phone... paper just seems so much more tangible though.

That small notebook is where many of my ideas start, I transfer them to my journal and sometimes expand them before going (or not....many ideas just sit there) to the computer.
good idea - audio
can you imagine that, you walk...busy street.... you have thoughts.....switch on your audio.... and start talk with yourself....
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I can't remember if it was Somerset Maughham or Sinclair Lewis, but I remember reading about a would be author who studied under one or the other and when they showed their work to the author they were advised to cut the 1st 74 pages or so. When they protested that they had to set the scene the author said "For 74 pages? If I want a travelogue I'll get National Geographic, not a novel." His point was to get to telling the story asap. Story was action.
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