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    loosing an idea

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Daniel, Jul 7, 2006.

    Okay, today I woke up and I had this flash of divine inspiration. Suddenly I had this brilliant idea for a novel full of twists and whatnot. I don't recall, but it might have been from a dream.

    So I'm in the shower thinking of how amazing it will be to write it.

    Now here I am, and I can't remember anything of it. Not even a vague outline.

    Man, that's depressing.
     
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    That kinda sucks dude. I hate dreams you only have a vivid memory of.
     
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    I don't know... I mean, I rarely dream and it's rarely anything good. But this was something that created an idea that seemed so vivid at the time. Man, it woulda been a best seller too. :D
     
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    Caught Up

    Do you ever think so deeply when your writing you get so caught up in it you have to stop?
     
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    I can't say I have. ;)
     
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    I guess I do because I'm currently working on an autobiography and when all the focus is on me I tend to get lost in that moment as if I were reliving my life experience's which were not so pleasant to begin with.
     
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    Wow... unlucky. Thats happened to me before I can relate to that.
     
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    I get so caught in my stories, but I never stop.

    Sorry that that happened to ya LP, I keep a notebook by my bed just in case that happens to me.
     
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    Yeah from that experiance it might be a good idea to keep a notepad with you at all times! Maybe if your lucky enough it might be a reocurring dream. I do get caught up sometimes and my body reminds me of this by me dashing to the toilet!:D
     
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    Hah, that happens to me constantly, it seems. I bought a voice recorder, with mixed results. I sounded crazy in a couple...
     
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    I was about to suggest you carry a notebook with at all times but you lost it in the shower, and I do the same thing.. notebooks aren't apropriate but maybe pick up some soap crayons, you can jot down notes whilst in the shower or bath.
     
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    That happens to me all of the time.

    All of the time.

    The notebook works, if you use it. I always convince myself that I'll remember it, but I never do.
     
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    hi
    I have just been reading your message from a while ago did you ever remember what your dream story was about? Plus I have a dream journal i carry around with me and one under my pillow just in case so i can write it down without loosing it. hope this may help. sorry if someone already wrote this advice
     
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    Notebooks are great, until you go back and re-read the stuff you wrote right after waking up. For instance, I wrote down a story from a dream I had about a volleyball hero playing for THE world tournament inside of the Pyramids of Giza. He had to compete not only for the medal and himself, but for the love of the head cheerleader. His main rival was a Laotian named Samual. The game was interrupted when aliens blew open the pyramids with rockets and took everyone away to be anally probed.

    A sleeping mind does not have very good taste. But otherwise, it's a great idea.
     

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