It’s a jolly Sunday over here. I was unable to drop a post yesterday and I’m so so sorry. The past week was very hectic, it seemed like it was never going to end but here we are today. Enough of the unsolicited information, Let’s get down to the party. We were able to round up the series on overcoming the hurdles in writing last week. You can catch up here https://farajacraftcircle.com.ng/blog/why-do-i-need-a-community-as-a-writer-overcoming-the-hurdles-in-writing-05/. Today, we will be discussing possessing A Story Vault as a writer.
A story vault is an essential “mechanism” for you as a writer. It is a method that prevents you from drying out or lacking inspiration. You would agree with me that inspirations often come unsolicited and when it is not utilized, it gradually dries out. A story vault simply means where you keep all ideas you get for your works. It’s a safe where all your creative inspirations are protected.
HOW DO I GO ABOUT CREATING MY VAULT?
Anywhere safe and secure is suitable for your vault. Be rest assured you do not need a room or a house (chuckles). I’ll list some areas here, feel free to check them out and also add yours in the comment section.
The first step to possessing a story vault is to make sure you take note of every idea that comes to you no matter how minute or insignificant it may seem now. When the time for its usage comes, you will be glad you kept it.
If you do not document them as they come, you run a risk of losing them all. But the more you document them, the more they keep coming and you have a bag full of what to write.
WHERE CAN I USE AS MY VAULT?
All you need for a vault is one idea. An idea today, another tomorrow, a new one a fortnight and you already have an enviable vault. A title for work might jump at you while reading, a line for a character might dawn on you while working, a physique for another character might come to your imagination while on a ride.
As much as you will claim to remember later, it is not always the case as such there is need for a proper documentation. Here are some suggested places you could use to create your vault:
- Writing apps
I’ll see you next week with a new discourse. Remember to grow a vault this week. Do have an amazing week.
Till I come your way again, May the good Lord bless you and yours.