Tuesday, 28 January 2014

How do you like them apples?



How many apples?

Well? Do you know? I don't. There might be three, or four. Probably just one though. Apples are good.
One apple hit Isaac Newton on the bonce which caused the inspiration for the theory of gravity.


Sometimes ideas are hidden deep in the subconscious and need a jolt to get them out, sometimes they need a workshop to tease them out, and sometimes they jump out and slap you when you're in the shower all naked and vulnerable and don't have a pen and paper. Unless you do and water drips all over it and makes it splodgy.  Can't take the laptop in there, oh no that's asking for trouble with their electric funny business.
There are probably lots of different ways to generate good ideas, each working differently for everyone. I use a couple, a prompt or a challenge is always good.


Such as this week's theme, how many apples? Hey it might not be very good but I got a blog post out of it.

For a much better way of generating ideas come along to this week's LDGP workshop on Saturday morning at Blackpool Central Library, I'm sure you can do better than I have.
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4 comments:

Adele said...

Wow. Writing as well as witty and beautifully drawn cartoons. Are there no end to your talents. Workshops for everyone - see you Saturday.

Adele said...

Wow. Writing as well as witty and beautifully drawn cartoons. Are there no end to your talents? Workshops for everyone - see you Saturday.

Lindsay said...

I wish I could take the credit for the comments in the blog cartoons but they are all by Ashley, I just provided the backdrop for them. But thank you Adele possibly see you Saturday dependent on childcare :)

Ashley R Lister said...

The idea of teasing ideas out in workshops is one of the most exciting parts of working with writers.
Last week, in one of my classes, I had a handful of learners come up with some incredible point of view poetry that surprised me and almost moved me to tears.

Great post - and a solid reminder of how inspiration can help us stretch.

Ash