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Some of us have a hard time coming up with ideas. The blank page. The pristine canvas. That dreaded waiting, blinking cursor. But there are others with no shortage of ideas. Maybe you’re one of them, drowning in so many projects (and potential projects) that you can’t possibly complete all of them in one lifetime.
Maybe you’re deep into your work-in-progress and suddenly inspiration hits, plopping a fresh, new project right down into your lap like good ‘ol Mr. Stork. What do you do? Drop your W.I.P. or put the new bundle of promise on the shelf? If you decide to trudge onward, how can you gracefully capture the flood of infant ideas and preserve them for later use? There aren’t many things worse than birthing a brilliant idea for a story or book but failing to write it down. Ever killed a grand idea via forgetfulness? It’s tragic.
Aaron Pogue is one of those Creatives with no shortage of ideas. But he knows the value of protecting those precious gems. Aaron is author of sci-fi thriller Gods Tomorrow (released 2010) and Expectation (available February of 2011), the second book in the Ghost Targets series. He also maintains Unstressed Syllables, a website that provides writing advice for authors and other professionals. The founder and president of the Consortium, his passion is to support artists to be professionals within their own craft.
Along my journey of writing and editing my first book, Aaron has been an immensely helpful source of information and encouragement. Come back on Thursday to hear his strategy for preserving those bundles of joy and organizing your fountain of inspiration.
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Becca graduated with her B.S. in Interior Design in 2001 and became a Certified Interior Designer in 2004. After seven years of working her creative magic at two different architecture firms, she decided to “retire,” exchanging her badge for the titles of “full-time homeschool mom” and “full-time writer.”
She finished her first book, Empath (the first novel in the Flawed series), in January of 2010 and has since been working on two other novels (with a third in the pre-writing phase), winning National Novel Writing Month 2010 in the process.
She loves art and is one of those crazy knitters that you might find knitting next to you in the doctor’s office, the movie theater, stopped at a train crossing, or in a bar.