Welcome back to my blog. This is the second set of the six steps in story development. If you haven’t read the first three steps, you can do that here at yesterday’s post called “I have an idea for a story now what?” I figured out these six steps when I came across a TEDtalk about idea development. Idea development and story idea development are really the same thing almost. Of course ideas can take other forms, but for us, we are talking about writing stories. You simply have to ask questions like what if? do some research, let the
Recently, I listened to a TEDtalk about ideas. Nothing new, right? Except that this idea talk gave me well…an idea. I realized from listening to the speaker that there are stages to story development. Stories really do NOT come to us full-blown. More like the slow building of a balloon filling up. Since it is on my mind, and I think some of you may appreciate the info that I gleaned, I have decided to do my blog post about ideas and story development. Six stages of story development First off, when an idea that could be a story comes
Okay, so as most of you are now aware, I am planning on doing a fantastic series this July (and likely over several months!) on How to Write. It’s been asked, how to write…what? Well, I am a fiction novelist, so that is the bulk of it. But really, you can use the same tools to write anything. I want to begin this series with an examination of the ultimate beginning. Yes, ideas. Before July, you my dear fan and follower must pull out the old idea notebook and pick one. Yeah, me too. It’s tough, I’ll tell you.