by Yamuna H.
Write the story that follows you, the one that pops into your head–at the grocery store, while walking the dog, or just before you fall asleep.
Intensity, page 142
This piece of advice is great for those of us who feel perpetually blocked. Do you ever come up with a great idea for a story while you’re on the go? Maybe even write a couple lines in your head, and vow to write them down later though you know you’ll inevitably forget? It happens to the best of us. Every writer loses stories for lack of a chance to get them out. The easiest way to remedy this is by keeping a small pad of paper at all times. Find a notebook that’s just big enough for you to jot down a few quick paragraphs or verses, but small enough to fit in your purse or even your back pocket. Next time an errant ray of inspiration hits you on your morning commute, write it down. When you sit down later for a writing session, you won’t be searching for ideas.