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Question 716: Write it Again, Sam?

Roland asks: Can a writer revisit an idea in multiple stories, and keep the stories fresh and interesting?

Resources Mentioned:
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
The Road to Gandalfo by Robert Ludlum
Road to Omaha
The Holocroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum
The Scarlitti Inheritance by Robert Ludlum
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
The Man in the Rain by J. Daniel Sawyer
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller
Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka
Hitler’s Angel by Kris Rusch
Millenium Jon Varley
The Philip K. Dick Collection
Tolkien’s Middle-Earth
Titan AE
Firefly
By His Bootstraps by Robert A. Heinlein
The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein
Predestination

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Questions 625: Boneyards and Bright Ideas

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Charles asks: “I want to save my ideas for when I’m a better writer. What do I do?”

Resources Mentioned
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
On Faerie Stories, an essay in the collection Tree and Leaf by J.R.R. Tolkien
Silent Victor by J. Daniel Sawyer
He Ain’t Heavy by J. Daniel Sawyer
Predestination (link to podcast)
We Create Worlds by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Bodies in the Basement by J. Daniel Sawyer
Blood and Weeds by J. Daniel Sawyer
Clue

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Feedback: Iterating Ideas and Preposterous Premises

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Vega has feedback on recent episode Testing Your Premise 

Resources Mentioned
Questions 331: Interrogating Your Brain for Fun and Profit
Questions 350: Interrogating Your Work
Iron Council by China Mieville
Making Tracks pt 1 & 2, by Stephen H. Wilson

Questions 530: Dealing with Idea Overload

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Kris asks: How to I maintain focus when ALL THE IDEAS are trying to take over?

Resources Mentioned
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Caroll
The Color of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
Crewel Lye by Piers Anthony