Ideas board

I have embraced the BS post-its method for those children’s book ideas dancing in my pretty little head.


You can call it Brainstorming or Brainwriting.  It’s an approach I used in the past, while planning a year of events with my old writing group. It’s also a handy requirements elicitation technique  from a Business Analysis program I recently completed. Yay, me!

A couple of weeks ago I visited the nearby office supply store and purchased oodles of pastel-coloured post-its, two dark Sharpies and a package of colourful markers.


Colourful Markers in a mug. Black cat on my lap.

As for the Ideas Board surface, I needed something that I could pull out to hang in a cramped space when needed, and to tuck away when I want to make the place look tidy. I  re-purposed a fold-down calendar, something received from an office printing service. I just knew last year that there would be a good use for it after I reused the calendar pages for note paper then stuffed the support surface with all the pen and paper related treasures I hoard in my shelves ;-^

I don’t know if I will re-use some of the drawings I did 35 years ago but I know I really want to recapture that childlike view and just embrace some whimsy while I slog through the adult working world.


How about you? What do you use to get your ideas out and ready for coherent assembly? Do you also feel the challenges of balancing that inner child artist and the professional adult persona?

Since it’s the Family Day holiday and most of my offspring are away, I will embrace the opportunity to share in home maintenance with one of them plus nurture my inner child.

Thanks for dropping by – and not disturbing the Tabby.



About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother, Grandmother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel in 2011 under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, community volunteer, Archives and Records Management graduate, and long-time IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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6 Responses to Ideas board

  1. Bernadette Cox says:

    Coherent assembly of ideas…so that’s what I do. I’ll be darned.

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