1. OurJud

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    When does creativty strike you, day or night?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by OurJud, Jul 31, 2015.

    For me, and very annoyingly, I find my urge to write is at its strongest when I climb into bed at night. Quite literally, as I pull back the sheets and climb in, new sentences and scenes for my WiP flood my mind.

    All day I avoid it because just opening up the document feels like a chore, and then bedtime hits and I'm raring to go.

    It's most infuriating.
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Mine is apparently very early in the morning. Of course, that's when I wake up to have coffee-internet time. *sighs*
     
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    At night.
    I day dream in the morning. I write it at night.
     
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    Most of my ideas come while I'm sitting at my keyboard.
     
  5. Daemon Wolf

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    It strikes me from when I wake up to when I go to sleep.
     
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    When I'm on the bus on the way to work and there'll be a frantic scrabble for a notebook or my phone so I can jote everything down because I just know I won't remember it all come home-time.
     
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    Mine comes right when I'm trying to fall asleep too. Sometimes I'm even struck with something that I think is brilliant, and i get a sudden adrenaline rush, making sleep impossible. I've also found mundane task like doing the dishes, jogging, walking etc very helpful in coming up with things. If i start running out of idea I'll go on a jog and try not to think about what I'm writing, that's when i'll fall into some new ideas.
     
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    I can get ideas basically any time and anywhere, especially when I'm in the bus/at university, but also at home, I noticed it's more during the day. And for writing, I write during the night, but just because right now I'm home for summer break so it's the only time I get to be alone and quiet.
     
  9. OurJud

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    I may have found a possible outlet for my bedtime creativity. I should be getting my hands on a laptop tomorrow. It's only a cheapo, and second-hand at that, but in that I'll only be using it as a WP it should do the job.
     
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    I get creative thoughts all the time, the problem is when the initiative hits.
     
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    When I'm awake in my bed, morning or late night. This morning I slept in, but instead of sleeping I just daydreamed for two hours, getting lots and lots of ideas for things to develop in my current WIP which I'm editing atm. So I make sure I always have a notebook close to my bed.
     
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    Whenever I've had enough sleep. Otherwise my brain doesn't get too creative.
     
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    Morning and night for me.

    First thing in the morning after I've had my coffee is usually when I write. But I feel creative in the evening too, around 7. I don't write then because everyone is home and distracting. But I use it to come up with some ideas for the next day. :)
     
  14. Elena Schmetterling

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    At night. Which is annoying because once I hit the bed I'm exhausted, then all of a sudden this idea comes along, and I'm too tired to write it down, depending on my own memory. Either way, it's the ideas I get before bed which drive the story forward.
     
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    Creativity or inspiration hasn't struck me at all lately. My writing has gone dryer than Harrison Ford's humour.
     
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    Could really happen at any time of the day for me. It doesn't seem to have a preference, day/night/whatever.
     
  17. AgentBen

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    I do most of my writing once the people in my house are asleep, and I get a lot of my ideas during my writing time, so it's night for me.
     
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