How to generate new story ideas #amwriting

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These are excellent tips for generating new ideas especially when you get to that junction called “writer’s block”.

G.L. Cromarty

If you need some fresh writerly inspiration, here is a list of things you can do to help generate new story ideas and rework old ones.

Reading Reading

It’s the most obvious one, and it’s still the best. Reading can provide a bounty of ideas to use in your own work (..but maybe not plagiarise!)

It’s a great way to pick up style tips too!

Walking Walking

Walking releases your mind to wonder off in the same way that your body does.

It doesn’t matter whether the route is new or familiar, either will help to set your mind free to explore new concepts in an unstructured way.

Loading up with a few key ideas just before you leave can inspire more detailed outlines for anything from a scene to a book.

Tip: Always take your smart phone / pad with you so you can jot any notes down as you go.

Watch a movie or TV Watch a movie or TV

This may sound like the worst thing a writer can do, but…

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