Ideas: Where to Find Ideas

Ideas don’t come from nowhere. There is no mythical Muse that comes and blesses the worthy with fully formed ideas. It’s a lot of work and it takes a lot of practice. If we want to be taken seriously, we need to take our ideas seriously, and generate ideas for stories that are complete and appropriate. While some ideas come to us complete, they aren’t always appropriate. And some are appropriate, but not complete. This is where most people end their journey. If we don’t have stories that people want to consume, or create in the case of screenplays, we have nothing. So coming up with ideas, especially when we’re working outside of comfortable genres, is a good skill to develop. Go below the fold to read about a couple things to try when you’re stuck coming up with ideas. Continue reading