How to Come Up with Fresh Story Ideas
by: Caterina Christakos
How to Come Up with Fresh Story Ideas When Your Well has Been Tapped Dry
When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s works is all I can permit myself to contemplate.
I know that it seems easier to make that extra pot of coffee, read that good book, that you have had in storage for the last ten years, and suddenly decide to make the kids that Halloween costume by hand, than it can be to make yourself sit down and write. Believe me, I have been there.
Here are some brainstorming techniques to get your brain pumping again and churning out ideas.