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Brainstorming IdeasHow To Turn On, Tune In and Turn Up Your Inspiration and Brainstorm Like a Pro and Produce Ideas That Will Transform Your Life, Make You Boatloads of Money and Maybe Even Change The World

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
~ Anonymous

Picture this…

You’re an internationally loved, best selling fiction author. You’ve sold millions of copies of your books. Some of them have even been made into movies.

Imagine you’re standing in the front of a room crammed with your loyal and adoring fans.

Correction. Hardcore fans would be a better description. These people love you so much that they’re willing to get tattoos of you on their bodies kind of fans.

It’s the Q+A part of the evening. One of your favourite parts of these nights.

A bright eyed, nervous, pimply faced teenage girl, makes her way to the mic. She musters up the courage to ask you a question. Something that has been gnawing at her soul ever since she finished your first book. You see, she’s a writer too and she wants to know, “Where do you get your ideas from?”

And a little bit of you hates her. Not because of the question. And not because of the pimples. Or the nervousness. No, you find all of that a little endearing. Cute even.

No, you hate her because you know that your answer is going to disappoint her. Break her heart a little even.

But you smile, take a deep breath and answer,”Where do I get my ideas from? I make them up. Out of my head.”

And a little piece of you dies as you watch that tender smile of hers disappear.

But there’s nothing you can really do for her. She wanted to know. She can’t be mad at you. All you did was tell her the truth. Continue Reading…