Monday, March 8, 2010

Getting to Know You: Idea

We all have good ideas. And bad ones. Our best ideas, though, take us to new places and open up new avenues of creative thought and growth.












So let's discuss our best ideas and their outcomes. Okay, we can talk about our dumb ideas too, but wouldn't it be nicer to share our most brilliant moments of inspiration?

What was your best idea?

23 comments:

sex scenes at starbucks said...

My best ideas and inspiration come from revisions. I love to draft, but that's more about "what happens." In revisions I get to find out why.

Of course right now I can't really think of a great idea I've had. More tea, please.

Christine H said...

My best idea so far is... well, I can't tell you because it would spoil the surprise for my readers.

let's just say that killing off characters can open lots of plot possibilities

I get my ideas from music, actually. Feelings that I want to create in the reader, and then I try to find ways to make the story produce that reaction on a deep level.

(I'm typing this on my NEW LAPTOP!!!! Doing the happy author chair dance!)

Nevin said...

I get my ideas from music too, Christine. I'm disappointed in you, though. Killing characters isn't nice.

Vic said...

I think it's cool, actually. I didn't know you had it in you, Christine. Maybe some of you humans are all right, after all.

Christine H said...

Well, Vic, sometimes one must be cruel for the sake of plot.

But I must say, it is a very poetic and beautiful death. Even you would approve, I think, Nevin, for it is a sacrifice made for love. But I've said too much already.

Candy said...

Deciding to leave my Goth life and boyfriend in London and come to San Francisco to stay with my great aunt was the best decision I ever made. "Course I was only after her money then but it all turned out very different to what I expected. Very different!

Gabby said...

Killing my mum was the best thing I did. It wasn't really a decision, it just happened, but it got me sent to this remand home in the middle of nowhere and I'm real respected here for being a cold blooded murderer. I'll never tell them otherwise, for sure. Anyway, here I found the Unicorn and all those good things in the Mystical Wood. But they're my secret too.

Laura Martone said...

Congrats, Christine - not for killing off your characters, of course, but for procuring a new laptop. If I weren't so tired right now, I'd do the happy dance just for you! :-)

Kaelin said...

My best idea was asking our dad for help when our mother went missing. We'd be dead otherwise.

Aidan said...

True, dat, Kae. But it didn't seem like it at the time.

Kalila said...

Hiring Ricky was a good idea, although I had my doubts at the beginning. He's not as experienced as I would like, but at least he's not scared of us like our other managers were.

Nevin said...

Yes, Kalila, our other managers were quite terrified of us. May they rest in peace.

Vic said...

Ricky is okay. He'd be better if he wasn't diurnal.

Ricky said...

Actually, Kalila, you and your band scare me to death, and don't even get me started on your ex-boyfriend.

Refusing to let you tear up my contract was probably one of my better ideas, in spite of everything. Yeah, I'm in constant danger, but I don't think I could go back to an ordinary human life.

Bo said...

Admit it, Ricky. You just like having sex with the djinn.

Ricky said...

Uh...I can't argue that point, Bo, but there's really more to it than that. There's more to life than sex.

Bo said...

No there isn't, Ricky. Stupid human.

Aidan said...

I gotta say, Ricky, Bo has a point.

I mean, the way things are going, I wish that's all there was to my life.

Marc said...

Then you'd be left with nothing, mate--HEY! No hitting your cousin!

Robert Crane said...

My best idea was sleeping off a drunk in Amy's bathtub. Cause, look where that got me.

My second best idea is always doing whatever my Bro Cal suggests for fun. Actually, that was always first, before Amy.

Calvin Mertz said...

Yo Bro; you're the man. My best ideas are usually about making money, or hanging with my friends.

That was sure some fun the other night at The Village, huh? And race season is opening soon; you up for betting on Sprint cars, drinking beers and smokin some blunts?

Ah, how far away is summer anyway?

Amy Mertz said...

If these two get wound up, looks like my best idea is going to be with a bottle of Christian Brothers.

I need a vacation. ALONE!

Alejandro said...

My best idea was probably..... Hmmm I don't remember my best idea was,but pretty much the SMARTEST idea Iv'e ever had was to call the cops during New Year. It was a smart thing to do since all my neighbors were drunk.... When my neighbors get drunk it isn't such a pretty sight, and they were shooting off guns and the cops came in just in time...... well a little earlier would've saved my dog from death by a bullet,but hey I would have been a bit tired from krank calls on the phone all night.....