OK, I admit that I had no clue where to begin. So I’ll just follow my own advice and…. begin! Write something. Just get the old Muse working with a word, any word. THE is a word, and the possibilities are endless… the Cat, the Tree, the Suitcase. Go for it. Go on…
There are always great ideas that pop into my head when I’m driving down the street, or dropping off to sleep–preferably NOT at the same time. But try to think of a story idea instantly….its like asking a comedian to “say something funny.” On the other hand, if said comedian is really funny, anything that he says can be hilarious to certain audiences. A look, facial expression, a way of walking…all can evoke laughter. Just a mention of such comedic greats as Lucille Ball or Peter Boyle, brings at least a grin, and sometimes an outright guffaw. So it follows that a writer can be expected to, well, write.
Well, actually I did keep a notebook of ideas when I was a newspaper writer back in the day. Most any fragment of an idea can be thought into something worthy of elaboration, and eventually print. Yes, I admit that a lot of ideas are dumb, downright stupid, inappropriate, hackneyed or ill-conceived. A lot of what is written is just plain wrong, sometimes mistakenly or deliberately entered misinformation. Not that there is anything new under the sun, to borrow a phrase, but any idea has infinite versions.
So this is where my theme: SOMETIME, and its variations: Who, What, When, Where, How, Why…. comes in. Please stop back often to see how the Sometime theme plays out. We will be surprised together.
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