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How the percolator works

Posted by nightphoenix on December 6, 2012 in Process |

A writing book I read a while ago compared a writer’s brain to a coffee percolator. Ideas are like coffee grounds…sometimes you have to gather a bunch and let them sit in there and soak for a while, maybe even multiple soakings, before you get something, er, drinkable. And even though I don’t drink coffee, […]

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Apple-spice candy

Posted by nightphoenix on March 21, 2011 in Process |

Actually, this post is about dreams. Specifically, the small and sometimes nonsensical details that dreams create. Many of my story ideas come from dreams. Usually two or three dreams that have been fleshed out, expanded upon, and changed where needed to make a coherent plot. Most often, the main element a dream will leave me […]

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The effects of television before bed…

Posted by nightphoenix on July 27, 2009 in Output, Process |

…is that one’s dreams end up being a conglomeration of images from said TV shows. The oddness and non-linearness of the dream will typically depend on the variety of shows watched in a short time, and how different those shows are from each other. So what do you get when you watch half an episode […]

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