A Montana born and bred author, guest blogger Marsheila Rockwell says “hold your horses.”
Don't try to write a story the minute the idea for it pops into your head. Chances are, it's not ready. Let it simmer for awhile, picking up flavors from other ideas already floating around in your brain. The best, most original stories usually come from a combination of new ideas and ones you've had for a while but didn't know what to do with - until now.