How do you get your ideas to write?

@angel3 (49)
June 11, 2008 4:03pm CST
I thought I would share the way I sometimes pull ideas for pieces of prose out of the blue. I normally write a list of different phrases I like and list them. I am lucky because I now own a blackberry phone which has more storage and a notebook page so I have a file with blog suggestions and prose suggestions. I used one of my suggestions to write the piece I have attached. I hope you enjoy it. Goodnight we always say Goodnight.... G'nite we always say, this one night my heart breaks, as I realise we didn't say our g'nites, We didn't say that one phrase to me, that means it's the end of our day. I will see you in the morning and I hope you sleep well. It meant I am sorry I can't always say I love you, but you know I do. I want to hug you before you go, and say g'nite and have a fantastic sleep. I wanted so much to ask you to stay and climb in bed,so that we could say g'nite face to face with our heads resting on a pillow each that lay on my bed right this minute Empty. I nstead I left you to walk to my door and go through the corridor adn slam that door shut. No g'nite, not even a grunt of disapproval for our last few words to each other, an hour of awful silence as if we had created a huge 'wall of atmosphere' somewhere in which to retreat, and~ not have to ever say a word. You're gone and I am unable to say G'nite... My heart aches because this night is incomplete with out saying my g'nite to you... My salty trail begins to find tracks down my cheeks, my liop begins to quivver... I had sat in the same place the whole night long, until you walked back in my door and said:I forgot to say G'nite when I left, and I felt so lost. I came back sto say G'morning and please can we lay on your pillows and say g'nite there. NOT just this morning but every morning for every night. I want to know we can say G'nite, face to face laying on pillows that face each other, so I can see you before I fall to sleep.... DRH.
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• United States
11 Jun 08
I put a lot of my emotions into my writing because I don't really like talking about them out loud. A lot of my past experiences have helped me too. I like your approach using phrases, that's smart. And I like your writing style. I can always tell when somebody is writing from the soul, it's not hard to decipher. Awesome job.
@angel3 (49)
11 Jun 08
I used my draw on how I would feel as a young person when I was very close to my son's dad. I love writing when I have him on my mind( he passed away 12 yrs ago this saturday 14th June.) thank you for your compliments. Love x
• United States
11 Jun 08
I'm sorry to hear that. I also find that writing is a great way to connect with the past. It's really therapeutic.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
well i only write non fiction and i get ideas from everywhere! read, read, read watch tv, learn from real life, there really are a ton of ideas out there!
@angel3 (49)
25 Jun 08
hi cher this is also true I have a little note book for just that.
• Canada
11 Jun 08
My ideas come from real life experience. I am not a fiction writer, and writing aside, I'm extremely literal. I like to write what I know.
@angel3 (49)
11 Jun 08
most of my full articels are from life experiences and I feel if I write some idea phrases down it sparks my writing off too. thanks for yoru response