Getcha luvverly ideas here! By Ben Jeapes

Some ideas to ponder…

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You know you’ve made it as an author when you’re asked the time-honoured question, “where do you get your ideas from?” There are various time-honoured responses, but Neil Gaiman in the link nails it.

In our recent house move I unearthed a very old notebook from the time when ideas just kept popping into my head. Some even made it through in recognisable form to publication. Most got no further than the notebook. The last of them is dated 3-5-93, and as I started writing His Majesty’s Starship in Christmas 1993, that means everything here predates my career as a novelist.

I will probably never do anything more with them and it would be cruel to consign them to my bedside drawer for another 23+ years, so, boys and girls and other, please feel free to pinch with my blessing.

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Since ideas belong to the force of consciousness, which in the absolute sense exists outside perceived time, if one leaps out from the old notebook ( even though it was conceived weeks, months, or even years ago ) then it’s still a great idea … just been marinating and incubating, that’s all. The best stews spend time in the pot! 🙂

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