27 Responses to An Idea Bank for Writers

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  3. calensariel says:

    Great post! I have a lot of other journals that I keep, too. One for recording and reviewing books I’ve read. A quote journal. A poetry journal… Well, you get the picture, I’m sure. Sometimes I think it’s just the frustrated writer in me coming out. But then I wrote an entire 90,000 word manuscript that’s waiting for it’s second draft and lo and behold I turned out to be a lazy little beggar! Go figure!

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    • Tim Gatewood says:

      Oh, you CAN do this! Finish the edits, send it out for beta-readers, get it published! Don’t you want the world to know how brilliant you are?

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      • calensariel says:

        I’ve had it ready by three Beta readers. It’s the changes I need to get on. Once I started blogging, all thoughts of editing it went out the door. I’ll get to it one of these days. 😀

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        • Tim Gatewood says:

          Not to be depressing, but none of us are guaranteed another day. I’ve been sick for 11 days. The last well day for me was Christmas, when I took dinner to my wife in the hospital. And then on the 30th of December, she had a stroke. My dad is about to have heart surgery (which is why my wife was in the hospital, recovering from heart surgery). Don’t delay! That’s my new motto.

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  5. Colette B says:

    Hallo 🙂 I really enjoyed this post that Sonya recommended – I realise now it must be a while since I last visited so look forward to catching up a bit with your blog while here 🙂 I really like the idea of a small one sentence a day journal to use alongside anything else. cheers 🙂

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    • Tim Gatewood says:

      Colette B, thank you for your kind words. I look forward to visiting your blog soon and seeing what new goodies you’ve posted, as well.

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      • Colette B says:

        No worries Tim, I only just spotted in Commons that you’ve had other priorities and sincerely hope your wife is recovering well and that you are ok too. I’ll visit again soon and catch up better 🙂

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        • Tim Gatewood says:

          Yes, my blogging dropped way off due to the trips to Nashville and the stuff surrounding that. Now that my wife is in a rehab place here in Memphis and only a few miles from our home, things have settled down enough for me to take on some assignments and do a bit of writing.

          These 2 articles about journals are the result of getting some rest and reading some of the blogs that I follow, as the idea of a gratitude journal (seen in a comment on another blog) is what really sparked the 1st one.

          It has been an adventure — both to travel 200 miles away for surgery and the surgery and its aftermath. But that is what life is about – the adventures and the travels, as well as the days when you can rest at home.

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          • Colette B says:

            I’m glad your wife is closer to home again, it must have been a very challenging time for you both. I hope she recovers well and can return home to you. Very best wishes for you both, Colette.

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  7. You made me laugh, a happy laugh. I always have scraps of paper full of thoughts. So in your eyes I AM A WRITER. A friend and I started a writers course a month ago. WATCH ME!

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  8. leannenz says:

    Tim some marvelous ideas! I am going to try and follow through on the thought a day journal and the quote journal. I am thinking of trying to keep a digital meme a day file too. Thank you for the inspirational ideas! I had a chuckle at your response to the male anxiety that keeping a journal may be perceived as girly!

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  9. Sonya says:

    I absolutely second the carry a notebook with you wherever you go advice. My constant companion at the moment is a cheap reporters notebook. I am particularly fond of keeping overheard bits and pieces of conversations and telephone calls.

    I like the idea of writing a sentence every day – I think I’m going to snatch that one 🙂

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  10. susurrus says:

    I so wish I’d kept a quotes journal. I used to have one years ago and I was looking for it recently, without success. And I have a lot of books with the odd corner turned down. I suppose it’s never too late to start!

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