Use your I*m*a*g*i*n*a*t*i*o*n!

February 17, 2009 at 11:05 am 2 comments

“Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.”

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Author and Publicist


 No matter if you write fantasy, horror, chick lit or even creative nonfiction – an imagination is key! What starts as a twinkle in the daydreams of writers become stories woven onto the page.

Don’t let anyone tell you to stop day dreaming or that your ideas or goals are foolish. All great things begin with a new, fresh idea!

So, how do you use your imagination, you ask? Take real life situations and observations and put a twist on them: a fellow student gets to the lunch line late and misses the last slice of pizza. Instead of sulking and picking something else to eat, What if   he freaks out, yells at the cafeteria staff, climbs over the counter and begins to rummage through ingredients to make his own pizza? Now that’s a story!

Share your imagination warm-ups here with other young writers. This is your community – participate daily!


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  • 1. Inky  |  February 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    My imagination is somewhat overactive. When a truck runs a red light, I start creating an elaborate story about how his wife is pregnant, he’s new to town, he’s just finding a place to legally u-turn…

    It keeps my family entertained, anyway.

    • 2. writerinspired  |  February 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm

      Inky: great idea! I do the same thing, but more with houses. If I’m taking a nightly walk or run, I imagine the people in the houses on that block, their dining room light on or a blue glow from the TV, are they happy? arguing? waiting for someone to come home? Great story prompts all around us! Thanks for stopping by!

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