1. katina

    katina Member

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    do you think you write from experience?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by katina, Jul 14, 2018 at 12:28 AM.

    somehow I find it hard to believe we don't.:cool:

    what say you?:)
     
  2. ChickenFreak

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    I need clarification of the question.
     
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    Ok lets rephrase this.
    Do you think we write from memory or the subconscious even? We may exaggerate but there is a hint somewhere that is part of our life experience that may be good or bad and needs expending.
    our ideas must come from somewhere.
     
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    Zerotonin Serotonin machine broke Contest Administrator Supporter

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    The way someone's life has panned out will greatly affect the way in which they write, whether they want it to or not. 'Tis the curse of our subjective points of view.

    I don't personally write much from my own memory, as I've had a pretty boring life thus far, but I do take bits and pieces of myself and sprinkle them throughout everything that I write.
     
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    Yes, I think we write from experience.
    It may seem like we write from ideas, but all ideas are experiences that get recreated.
     
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    @Shnette -- I think our experience shape and even create our ideas, but the two things are not one in the same. My experiences allow me to imagine things I have never experienced. My ideas don't have to be about my experiences. They just have to be something I can imagine.
     
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    @deadrats - so you think your ideas are your own?
     
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    Of course they are.
     
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  9. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin There's no basement in the Alamo. Contributor

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    Who else's would they be?
     
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    Arr?
     
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    You've never met anyone with the same idea/s as you?
    Or found out that someone else already had the idea you just thought of?
     
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    Well, sure but it's still your idea.
     
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    Homer Potvin There's no basement in the Alamo. Contributor

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    Exactly. Not my fault if somebody else reaches the same independent conclusion.
     
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