Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

Bridging the Gap (Working Backwards)

Posted on: October 20th, 2011 by Sam 4 Comments

Sometimes while writing, we know where we eventually want to end up in the story, but get stuck on exactly how to get there. I know my plucky heroine escapes the cyborg ninja, but how? I vaguely know the kind of triumph I want my characters to experience toward the end of the story, but […]

Generating Story Ideas: List and Twist

Posted on: March 3rd, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

Side Note: It’s March 3rd, the birthday of the notorious Ian Mayes and Myself! Huzzah! John Brown, author of “Servant of a Dark God”, gave a presentation at LTUE with Larry Correia. It was entitled “How to Develop Killer Story Ideas”. In fact, if you go to his blog, there is a video recording of […]

Generating Story Ideas: Brainstorming Poll #2

Posted on: March 2nd, 2011 by Sam 12 Comments

What is a good modern setting for our story? This could be a broad setting or a more narrow, specific setting. We could say “Dairy farms in California”, or “The Office building on the corner of Jones and 4th, Las Vegas, NV.” So long as it answers the question! Once again, please don’t worry about […]

Generating Story Ideas: Brainstorming Poll

Posted on: March 1st, 2011 by Sam 10 Comments

What is a good profession for a modern-day villain? Answer via comments on this blog, mentions on Twitter, or Facebook and I’ll keep the comments here updated with your responses. Please no repeats, post something that hasn’t been said! Just post something – It doesn’t matter how “good” the idea is, the purpose of the […]

Pandemic; Writer’s Block

Posted on: November 25th, 2009 by Sam No Comments

Participating in NaNoWriMo, so far, has been a day-by-day learning experience, with a huge curve. One of the largest learning curves was learning to deal with this horrible disease we aspiring writers call “Writer’s Block”. I’ve discovered four strains of the disease, which each effected me in turn in my attempt to write my first […]