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    Imagination and DayDreaming

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by geezgeez, Feb 28, 2008.

    Hi Everyone,

    Can I just say what a great forum this is, I can see myself spending many hours reading through some of the excellent tips/discussions on various threads.

    I am currently making an attempt at writing my first ever novel, as scary as it is I am actually doing it.
    I'm not a complete newbie to writing, I have had a couple of articles published in the past 18 months. One was a blog type article sharing my life experiences on a certain subject, and the other was a "guide" as such.

    Anyway onto the subject of this thread, Imagination and Daydreaming.

    I have such a strange imagination, and I have daydreamed all through my life. I could easily waste 2 hours of an afternoon just sitting down with no TV/Computer/Book and just daydream.

    Lately my daydreaming has mostly been about the current story I am working on, but previously it could be about anything. One particular scenario is when I had finished reading the dark tower books, for about three day's I was Roland whenever my mind drifted into the little world I like to take it to.

    Now my questions, is anyone else on these forums know what I am talking about and do the same?

    Thanks

    Leigh
     
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    I know what you're talkin' about! :rolleyes:

    I'm working on a novel now, but it was not meant to become a novel. It started as a night dream, but I started to develop it in my mind and the story got more complex day after day. Until I couldn't think about anything else. Putting it onto MsWord was the only way to try getting rid of it (but I still haven't so far).

    I was a daydreamer since I was little. I just need an input, a painting for example, and I start fantasizing about what else could happen in the picture.

    I remember when I was 8, I was with my aunt having dinner in a hotel restaurant. Just in front of us, there was this giant wall painting. I can't remember what was in the painting, but I remember that I started thinking about a story that took place in the picture, and I didn't say a word to my auntie for the time we sat there. I kept on fantasizing when I was in bed, and went back to my story the morning after at breakfast. Then we were checking out and I remember I felt so desperate that I would never see that painting again...
     
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    I have been a day dreamer, my entire life. But back when I was little it was called lazy, or inattention. got into a lot of trouble for it.
    Imagination I have lots of. When I was being bullied by my father, siblings or other kids, I would have my dragon fly to someplace they weren't so they couldn't hurt me.
    I don't need an object to day dream myself into. Just sort of focus out of the real world and enter whichever world seems like fun.
    That is why I think I write children's stories more than adult ones. Kids still have their imagination and can appreciate mine.
     
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    Same for me. Adults didn't understand my need to invent stories, and they called me 'liar', making me believe I was really I liar, and only now I see how false it was.

    :mad:
     
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    A vivid imagination is the writer's gold mine!

    An imagination that demands an outlet is what drives otherwise well-adjusted people to scurry to the sinister dark alleys to become writers lurking and purveying their hallucinations.
     
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    Yeah, I'm the same.

    I always have a little ongoing saga in my head--nothing I'll write down, just halfhearted fanfiction in the way you described, Geez.

    I often use my daydreams for plot creation, too. I'll start thinking about my chosen project for a while until I slide into the daydreams, and then just look at the pretty pictures till something sparks a good idea.
     
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    Same here. It probably is common amongst writers. If not where would ideas come from except from the imagination?
     

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