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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.


“How do you come up with ideas?”


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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