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Q&A: How do you come up with ideas?

In a new, occasional series, I share questions of MatadorU students and Cuaderno Inedito readers, as well as my answers.

Question: 

“How do you come up with ideas?”

Answer: 

One answer is to begin putting yourself in the writer’s mindset: Everything is a story. Ultimately, of course, not everything makes a *good* story (and learning that skill of distinguishing a story from a good story is another ball of wax entirely), but as a writer, if you move through the world observing everything as if it’s a story worth telling, you will soon be inundated with ideas and will live with a mind that can never quite turn the soundtrack of “I have to write about this” off.

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  1. Pingback: Q&A: How do I expand my subject expertise as a writer? « Cuaderno Inedito

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