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Ways to get rid of a bad idea?

Ways to get rid of a bad idea? Topic: Different ways of writing a story
July 17, 2019 / By Dixie
Question: Re-posted due to lack of replies: Being a writer, every once in a while like everyone else I come up with good ideas and bad ideas for stories. Well, I got one bad idea that's been bugging me for a couple days now. I'm thinking the only way I'll get it off my mind is if I write it and move on. This isn't the first time this has happened to me most times I'll write some part of a story, lose interest and move on to working on a story that's better or I find something else to write about and the previous idea I had winds up not getting used or some parts get recycled or I drop it altogether. But it seems like the more I try to ignore this idea the more I think about it. I'm thinking if I write it, I'll regret it later and if I ignore it long enough it'll either keep bothering me or I'll lose interest and move on to something I really would like to write about. But I'm kind of stuck about what to do. Any suggestions for getting rid of a bad story idea?
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Carley Carley | 8 days ago
Change it so that it fits into something else you've written or are writing. Or, try using the idea, but expressing it in a different form. If you normally write short stories, write this idea as a poem. Or a song, a play, maybe even try drawing or painting it! It doesn't have to be good, just something different, and no one needs to see it, if you don't want them to.
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Carley Originally Answered: Hiring friends as vendors (good idea or bad idea) and politely declining them?
Here's my take. I don't think it's always wrong to use a friend as a vendor, but photography seems to be the most problematic. One reason is that this isn't a service performed before the wedding, like baking the cake. She's going to be working throughout the ceremony and most of the reception. If you happen to notice her grabbing a glass of champagne and chatting with friends, is there a part of you that will be thinking she "should" be getting photos? If you say something to her, will she feel that, as a friend, she should be able to take breaks and have fun at the reception? This is the nuance of business vs friendship that can go south quickly. $800 is a lot of money and you'd need to be able to make it super clear to her exactly what you expect from her as a professional before she gets to be the friend. So if you can put in writing what your expectations are, and make it clear there needs to be a line drawn between the friend and the vendor, it could be ok. On the second question, it shouldn't be a problem telling the other guy your budget just can't handle that amount.

Andri Andri
take the bad idea and try to change it slightly to make it not so bad. them add it into a part of one of ur better stories :) hope this helped.
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Whitaker Whitaker
if u cant beat them join them if u cant stop a song coming into ur head sing it out loud if u cant kick a bad story out of ur head then write it already!
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Samuel Samuel
There's never a bad idea unless you don't know how to end it, but that's part of the fun. WRITE IT DOWN AND END IT! THEN BURN/SHRED IT UP TO SAY IT NEVER EXISTED. or keep it
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Samuel Originally Answered: Is this a good idea for my novel? Which idea is better?:/?
Neither of these would make an interesting read in themselves. The setting is always far, far less important than the characters. That said, the setting can help to create and shape the type of characters that inhabit the setting - to a degree. The first idea would allow you a great deal of scope for adventure and would be less limiting than the second. However, a huge setting can leave both reader and write lost unless guidelines are established (how far will the characters travel - are there any real dangers that might limit them). On balance, I would be tempted to go for the second idea, but have at least one human - it will give perspective to the strange and wonderful island that no-one knows about (how has it remained undiscovered for so long?).

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