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Questions 768: Original Ideas

Charla asks: How do I come up with truly original ideas?

Resources Mentioned:
The Real Story by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Ring Cycle by Wagner CD and Youtube
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Coffee Service by J. Daniel Sawyer
Psycho IV
Sculpting God by J. Daniel Sawyer
Questions 763: Avoiding Burnout

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
By His Bootstraps by Robert A. Heinlein
The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein

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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

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Questions 620: Explore Like An Englishman

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Robert asks: “If you go with the English approach, do you explore aspects before you write, or just let it all come out while you write?”

Resources Mentioned:
Questions 602

Questions 601: Wait, Don’t Tell Me

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Simon asks: “I’ve heard that established writers don’t want to hear your ideas. Is this true, and if so – why?”
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