Finding Ideas in Your Own Writing

I’ve taken a break from this blog because I had a writing assignment. I wrote profiles of three Nepali hospital workers for a mission magazine. The information came from interviews that were conducted by someone else.

I listened to the recordings in amazement. The people interviewed shared story after story of how they ministered to the people they served. I learned so much and had more material than I could use.

I learned about leprosy and its treatment. I learned about Hinduism and what it took for some of them to leave it and accept Christ? I discovered things that I can research further. And, I gleaned ideas for possible future articles that have nothing to do with the original articles.

What are you working on now? What research are you collecting? How can you use that research in a different way from what you are using it now?

Look deeper into your current WIP. What information can you repurpose into fiction? Poetry? A how-to piece? A personal experience article? A meditation/devotional? A children’s story or article?

Your writing can provide fertile soil for future writing.

© Deborah Christensen

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Posted on October 16, 2012, in inspiration, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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