where writers keep track of lists, images, feelings, and events that might turn into great stories.
Stuck? Make some lists. Challenge yourself to brainstorm a single topic for ten minutes. It might seem like forever, but you'll be surprised how many ideas you have!
- Things I love.
- Things I can't stand!
- Places I have traveled/would like to visit.
- I know a lot about...
- Things that make me laugh.
- Embarrassing moments.
- If I ruled the world...
- Boring things.
- The first time I...
- The last time I...
- Times I learned important things about myself.
Here's a fabulous way to generate a story idea:
Just pull the lever and see what you get!
Another great place to explore is Story Bird.
Schoolhouse Rock is genius!
Writing Contests...if that's your thing.
The Betty Award (featuring cash prizes!)