Writing From Shower Thoughts


Do you ever have an idea for a blog post but then it spirals out of control and you end up with more ideas, less ideas, or nowhere at all?

I began this morning with a “shower thought.”  I will define a shower thought as; the half asleep thoughts or fuzzy brainstorming that just seems to flow just after you wake up that sometimes occur while taking a shower.

Your brain and body still half asleep combine to form what seem like good ideas.  Before I knew it I had an idea for a blog post.

Later when trying to write from concept (maybe nothing more than a title) you end up with a post, 3, or nothing writable at all.  Some shower thoughts end up nowhere.

This morning I had a shower thought and had a title for what I thought could be a single blog post.   In this case a rough outline revealed up to 3 possible posts not just 1.

I have heard others say they keep paper and pen with them at all times night or day to record a fleeting idea.  Inspiration may strike like lightening at the strangest times.

When I write based upon a “shower thought” I usually start with a rough outline or notes.  Then I just start writing the post and see how far it goes.  You never know where it will end up.

I do not worry about where I start.  I just write and see where the post takes me.  I do not know if the outcome will be  great or not I just go down the path to find out.

At the end of the road if the result is not post worthy or incomplete then you can always wait for the next shower thought.

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4 thoughts on “Writing From Shower Thoughts”

  1. Franklin- My wife and I are consumate shower thinkers. We agree the shower is a great environment to generate thoughts and brainstorm. We began using a waterproof notepad to remember all of those shower generated thoughts. You can get them at http://www.myaquanotes.com if you're interested.

  2. Shower thought is amazing — you brain is free work and doesn't have to focus on task at hand (cleaning your body) because it's automatic. If i just had a whiteboard in there.


  3. Researches said human mind generates 60,000 thoughts a day. Most of them just pops up in our mind, get blur and it disappear after somehow. It is a good practice to keep a pen and a note pad with you all the time, so that you can write down any thought, not definitely during shower, and it gives you great idea sometimes for your blog.

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