Craig Boyack is the guest of The Story Reading Ape this morning and takes us through the benefits of daydreaming… I write most of my stories in my head when I am walking or sitting in the sun in the garden (not very often these days… where are you oh Sun my muse) but head over and share your secret formula for creating your stories.
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Craig here today, and the topic is daydreaming. As a speculative fiction author, daydreaming is paramount to the process. We dwell upon the idea of “What If” and it’s important, but daydreaming often gets overlooked.
Of course, I can only talk about my process and you might have to adjust to suit your own methods. First I want to set the stage a bit.
I’ve posted here before about my push feeds. These are subscription services to news that might help me create a story some day. Because of the fiction I write, mine are about aliens, voodoo, witchcraft, archeology, and cryptids to name a few. These are like collecting seeds. Nothing much happens with them at this point.
What works for me is quiet solitude. Many of my best ideas have come from commuting to work in the dark, with the radio off. My best…
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