Wise Man Say

Lifehacker posted a quote from Nietzsche today:

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”

While I subscribe to a lot of Nietzsche’s philosophy, I have to disagree slightly: obviously the man never tried solving a problem in the shower. (Or, as with Archimedes, the bathtub.)

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been standing in the shower, thinking about a writing problem I’ve been trying to solve, when the idea suddenly comes to me. I’m still waiting for someone to invent a waterproof laptop/notebook/tablet/device I can record those spontaneous ideas on. As it is I have to hurry to the Moleskine, or wait until I get to work to jot them down.

A friend of mine once suggested I take a digital voice recorder into the shower with me. The only problem there is I might be tempted to sing.

And believe me, nobody wants to hear that.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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  1. John U says:

    Yes! Shower Thoughts are amazingly abundant, and often end up in stories and books.

    It’s actually a little freaky, if you think about it too hard…