Where do you get your ideas from?
It may seem like an easy to answer question but for most writer’s it is a multi faceted one. I have answered with:
- Word or picture prompts
- Overheard snippets of conversation
- People watching
- An idea popped into my head randomly
- A personal interest
- A topic of conversation
A couple of examples:
My children’s picture book, Rumble’s First Scare was a Halloween prompt, which I turned upside down. It is the monster’s point of view of Halloween and his first scare adventure with his Mum.
The Rython Kingdom began as a series of prompts that gelled together to form a story by pure chance.
It is not so clear cut as these to be honest but it helps a non-writer understand the creativity side of our brains a little easier.
I presented a workshop on how to formulate an idea into a novel at the WFSC writer’s conference in the spring. From that initial spark to compiling a story line/arc, creating a plot arc, introducing characters, and finding the correct conclusion for the genre. It was a fun experience.
Do you have Questions:
I would love to explain the nucleus of my stories if you have a question about any of my books. Here is the list: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01MDUAS0V
Just leave your question in the comments below. Let’s start a conversation and writers please comment on how your current WIP evolved.