One of the easiest ways to build your writing career is to build your store of ideas. Consider building an Idea Bank.
Ideas are gold to a writer. The more you encourage them, the more prolific (and wealthy) you’ll be.
One way to encourage ideas is to hunt them. Most days, I write down ten ideas. That’s from 50 to 70 ideas a week.
Out of quantity, comes quality. When you have lots of ideas, you’ll do lots of writing. And when you do lots of writing, you’ll become the writer you want to be. It’s inevitable. You get better at anything you practice.
I store my ideas in an Evernote “Ideas” notebook. I call it my Idea Bank. You can access Evernote on any device. This means that you can review them anywhere. If you’re waiting for your kids to come out of school, or are in a supermarket checkout line, use those minutes to read through the ideas in your Idea Bank.
Your Idea Bank will come in handy.
Sonia, one of my students, was on the phone with an editor from a big online website. The editor was interested in republishing an article from Sonia’s blog. When the editor asked Sonia what she was working on, Sonia scrolled through the ideas in her Idea Bank, and talked about several. By the end of the phone call, Sonia had an offer to write for the editor’s website, simply because the editor was impressed with the quality of Sonia’s ideas.
Another student, Andre, was pitching ideas to an management agency’s online news director. The director didn’t like the ideas Andre was pitching. Not a problem. Andre opened his Idea Bank, and fired off ten ideas. One sold.
You can never have too many ideas. When someone puts you on the spot, and asks you what else you have, your Idea Bank will ensure that you have a lot to offer.
Speed also counts. Get your ideas written as quickly as you can.
To get more ideas, use your brain’s operating system
Your imagination is your brain’s operating system. You use it by visualizing.
Start building your Idea Bank today; you’re investing in yourself.
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