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Ideas

Raise your hand if you want to be a writer. Now, raise your hand if you have enough ideas to keep you busy for years to come. If you’re like most people, your hand (or your heart) just sank. Sure, sometimes you have tons of idea – but not always. So how do you get enough ideas?

Ideas are actually all around us everyday. When writer’s block hits you, pick up a book, a magazine or a newspaper. Turn on the news on the TV or the radio. What is going on in your world that affects you, surprises you, or touches your heart?

Next time you’re out in a situation where you would normally have your earbuds in and the music pumped up on your mp3 player, turn it off. Listen to people’s conversations. What is going on in the world around you that perhaps you’ve tuned out because you’re so busy? Chances are that whatever the buzz is about on the train, on the bus, in the grocery store or wherever you find us, that same buzz is interesting enough to write about.

How about you? Where do you get ideas from?