Here are where some of my best story ideas come from:
- Things that have really happened to me or to people I know;
- Memories of people, events or places;
- People I see on trains and buses;
- Conversations I overhear;
- Newspaper articles;
- Other books;
- A picture in a magazine;
- A place I have been to;
- A smell, sound or feeling;
- A problem or dilemma being faced by someone I know;
- Playing with two words that don’t quite go together eg Flower attack;
- Using the last line of a story I have written as the first line in a new piece of writing;
- Thinking of a secret that someone might want to keep and what would happen if it was discovered
- Imagining getting a letter or email from someone I have never met
- Ashley fell
- Ashley twisted
- Ashley tumbled…
- Ashley rocketed…
- Ashley flew…
- Ashley leapt…
- Ashley shook…
- Ashley dropped…
- Ashley shivered…
- Ashley bobbed…
- Ashley soared…
- Ashley is…
Then I ask myself:
- Why did this action happen to Ashley?
- Where did this action happen?
- When did this action happen?
- How did this action happen?
- What happens next?
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