Hello Ebi! Hello Fam!
According to Albus Dumbledore, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Well a new idea can be found just as long as you remember to turn on your imagination. New ideas can be found in the most unlikeliest of places. The back of a cereal box, people watching at a train station, during your child’s school play, or writings on the wall of a public restroom. LOL!
I went to a comic-con on Saturday. (A comic book convention for you newbies.) Everything there was a seed that bloomed – a result of someone’s great idea. He or she tapped into their imagination and brought forth the next great pop-culture idea, graphic novel etc. J.K. Rowling’s idea for Harry Potter came to her while she was on a train. Gene Roddenberry pitched his creation for Star Trek as a space aged western. Some even say that George Lucas’ idea for the “space opera” Star Wars piggy-backed off Star Trek.
The littlest things can trigger the biggest ideas. My boys were three and four when my idea for Amachi’s Hope came to life. Were it not for them, I would not have thought about creating a pre-school book and that in turn would not have transformed into the novel I have before me today. If you find your imagination is stuck, consider immersing yourself in places filled with the imaginings of others – a library or a museum. Be around creatives in writing groups, conferences or storytelling platforms like Wattpad. Sit in on poetry slams, plays, concerts you name it. Surround yourself with people and things that ignite creativity and awakens your imagination. It is not as hard as you think.
What’s the newest idea that you’ve had? Did it become your new WIP, a screenplay, poetry? If so, I welcome you to share your experiences!
Thanks for visiting! Ibukun! (Blessings!)