Daily Quote

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I started my writing journey to tell the stories that were cluttering my head. Stories float and flit through my mind as numerous as fireflies on a summer’s night. But I shared Tony’s concern. Would there come a time when I ran short of ideas? Where would I get new ideas? How could I continue writing if the well ran dry?

Despite my fear, I write stories, flash fiction stories, short stories, and novels. I started with ideas for two novels and now have ideas in various stages of development for four novels. Writing stories is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Each story I write creates more story ideas, and my idea list grows exponentially longer.

Does your writing inspire more stories?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

16 thoughts on “Daily Quote

  1. I find that when I write an entry of my day to day activities and what I’m feeling, it does inspire new work such as poems and photography. I go back to old posts and create something new with it. Anyway I never thought of it like this quote before. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. yes it does, but reading inspires me more, i will get a flashback or jog and old memory, and form there a story appears. i am so excited to read that you have so much writing in progress, that is really great!

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    • That is really neat Gina. I sometimes get ideas from something I read, but rarely. Normally, ideas flow from idea. I don’t know if having so much in progress is a good thing,. It feels a little overwhelming with a sense I need to get it all done today.

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      • it is overwhelming and I am feeling that recently, too much inspiration can be bad if we can’t focus and prioritise. I read a lot and that can be a bad thing, some materials are dark and heavy and it leaves me paralysed for days before I can get out of the emotional vacuum. I am intrigued of the ideas coming from an idea, i rarely have ideas…LOL!

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      • I have a backlog of ideas and feel a pressure, a responsibility to get the stories written. But if the next few days go like today, I might make progress. And that feels good. You jest, you have wonderful ideas. I see them in your work.

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      • thank you Jo, I feel a lot of motivation when I read your daily quote and updates, it helps me focus so much. i wish you more days like these then! a responsibility you take seriously, i need to be more like that, I start and never finish projects, and get nagged at all the time! thank you for your encouraging words my friend!

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  3. Yes, writing is wonderfully addictive. I tend to write very short stories, less than 1000 words, but occasionally I write about a character who seems to develop a life of their own. I created a School Headmistress in one short story, that quickly became a trilogy of short tales. I recently wrote a story about an adventuresome boy called Jeremy and he has now had a sequel and I’m planning to write some more. It is lovely how you create something and then your creation starts to lead you on an adventure of your own. 🙂

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