Young Writers Project

powered by your voice

About Ideaboard

Jan 22

Every day we have ideas. Some of them are lousy. Some are great. How do you know unless you write it?

This space is aimed at having you get in the habit of jotting down ideas that come to you -- something you heard, something that crept on you, something that came to you when you were reading or running or riding in a car or seeing someone walking in the street, or something, something that came to you in a flash of atonishing electric brilliance that lights up your entire brain and you cannot, simply cannot, wait another moment before you scribble it down.

Because you will forget. Trust me.

So here's a place to jot them down. From anywhere -- especially -- your smartphone, if you're so lucky. Then, when the spirit moves you, glance back through some of those ideas and see what you can make of one.

And that's what the ideaboard is all about. -- gg
when someone says "happy" describe, in as much detail as possible the first thing that comes to mind. It could be as diverse as, listening to a baby laugh or watching a sunset.
I had an idea that all of the floors and sidewalks in the world could become like books. We could read them and they would change, every day. We don't get to choose what the stories are about, we just read. Everyone would learn lots of new words and new stories from new authors that they had never heard of before, and it would be amazing.
I like it. But how would that work? Magic?
This is a really cool idea - thank you!
01/12/2017 - 3:28pm
I just discovered a song called "The Hungry Ghost". It was so wonderful and inspiring that I just had to share it with you.

If you are aware of a state which you call 'is,'
Or reality, or life, this implies another state called 'isn't.'
or illusion, or unreality, or nothingness, or death.

There it is, you can't know one without the other.
And so, as to make life poignant,
It's always got to come to an end.
That is exactly, don't you see, what makes it lively.
Liveliness is change, is motion.
And motion is going 'nnnnnnneeeeeaaw!,' like this,
See, they fall out.
You can see you are always at the place where you always are,
Only, it keeps appearing to change.
Please pardon the name of the band, as it is explicit.
Happy New Year everyone!
01/01/2017 - 2:50pm
What's next?
01/02/2017 - 8:45pm
Who knows what comes next?
There's eternity ahead
No clue what's in store
01/04/2017 - 1:30pm
What is a resolution you make every year?
Metaphors that don't make sense. I tried and wrote similes that don't make sense instead.

"Love is like stepping in the dark with bare feet on cold, sharp icicles."
"His smile cut me in the same way a chicken scratches its back: faintly and with determination."
"The flashlight glowed as dimly as toast not yet toasted in the toaster."
These are cool. I once read a book that described an owl's flight like this: I wake at the sound of an owl flying overhead, wings flapping like sheets in the wind. Owls are silent, people!
12/31/2016 - 9:44pm
The second one is plausible, though.
12/31/2016 - 9:47pm
…a character of contradicting opposites…
I like to think that it's more impressive if I post tons of stuff every day than occasionally. Not just because it'll be more writing, but because that way you'll know that I'm not hand selecting my best pieces to share. That way, I'm just not picky.
your genes have been tested hundreds of times. every one of your ancestors managed to reproduce.
I think it would be intersting if someone would write about their creative process/ writing process. I would really like to know what others go through when preparing to write, or what is going through their heads when writing.
If you chose to follow through on this, message me, I would love to read it.