So, You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #10

I keep a notepad pretty much everywhere. That includes on my phone.

If you have a good idea, write it down. Even if it sounds silly when you reread it, it might give you some good ideas.

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tip 10

My dad always said humans did our best thinking on the toilet because we aren’t thinking.

I don’t know if that’s entirely true, but I know for a fact I’m not the only one who has, in fact, been taking a shit and then they’ve suddenly had the best idea of their lives, even if you’ve forgotten it by the time you finish taking the shit.

Regardless of whether there’s scientific proof or whether my dad happened to make it up and it’s based on a nugget of reality, one thing is damn certain:

We think better when relaxed – when we’re not actively trying to think.

It’s why you remember all the shit you need to do, including taking a piss, just as you’ve settled in to bed and turned off the light.

Consider leaving a notepad beside your bed, or in your bathroom – either by the toilet…

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2 thoughts on “So, You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #10”

    1. I’m so happy to hear that! I keep pen & paper everywhere. In my purse, on my bed, on top of my computer, in my car… everywhere.

      Still, there are some places where I need the “notepad” feature on my phone. That’s the only reason I downloaded it. 🙂


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