Have you ever had a scene play out perfectly in your mind? Then you sit down to write it and can’t quite remember the perfect wording?
This is why I always keep a journal on me. When I think of an idea I write it down. The journal might be the notes section of my phone or a physical paper book. I like both. Whenever I fly, I take the old-fashioned paper and pen. When I’m at work I use my phone. When driving I use a recording device. The key is – a good idea never goes to waste. Almost every day I write down something, whether it be a short piece of dialogue, the description of a character or a simple Haiku.
Don’t forget again. Write it down!