The Idea Jar

My favorite Stephen King quote is “I have the heart of a small boy… I keep it in a jar on my desk!

I have a jar on my desk, too. It’s labeled: Brilliant Ideas. It was a gift from a sardonic writer friend of mine who has a wicked sense of humor.

The current contents of my Brilliant ideas jar is: a couple of Halls cough drops, two disgusting pieces of hard candy, a paper clip and a piece of chalk.

Go ahead, dare to me write something using these trivial items — but don’t bet the farm that I can’t do it. Because I have made a living writing about trivial things. I used to work in TV… animation… kidvid… comic books. Trivia is my life!

 

About Sheryl Scarborough

For MONEY I have written: TV series, cartoons, comic books, graphic novels, magazine articles, Business Plans, Direct Music Marketing letters (as Mariah Carey, MC Hammer and others), Corporate Newsletters, Mens Style (online) Magazine (as managing editor),screenplays (well, okay so not so much about the money there) and Restaurant Reviews (for free food!) Now… I’m writing for love and what I LOVE are young adult mystery novels.

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