Just write!

Emily - 83669, Idaho
Entered on April 16, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: creativity

I forget everything. I forget where I put the remote when I get up from the couch; I forget where the sugar is in the pantry; I even forget to do my math homework. I actually just forgot what my topic was…Oh wait, now I remember! I believe it is important to write your ideas down, before they are lost in the endless abyss known as your mind. Recently, I’ve been forgetting my ideas more frequently which results in hours of frustration and anxiety.

It is important to get your ideas down on paper, don’t just let it sit in your head, make it permanent. I write down anything and everything my imagination conjures up. I scribble on my hands, in my English notes, in a journal I keep on my nightstand, and even a little notepad I always carry in my bag. In my notebooks, I sketch silly little drawings, jot down my random ideas, write about the places I want to go, and places I’ve been. It really makes me value my experiences more when I can go back and read about them.

While writing I like to let my ideas flow. I usually start by scribbling down a few vague words, and then expand by listing more detailed ones. I really get into writing these lists, especially when it’s a topic I’m very much fascinated about. I could go on forever about my favorite things about the city of Paris, or anything involving the cinematic world. When you write about things you really care for, you will most likely appreciate them even more…never forgetting the details.