By Tiffany Colter
Can you believe how quickly this year has flown by! I hope as you’ve watched it rush past you’ve also seen some positive changes in your business and writing career!
As you continue to do more and more writing the time will come where you may feel the creative well has run dry. What can you do to get inspired to write again? It is the dreaded…
With National Novel Writing Month [NaNoWriMo] coming in November, I thought this might be a great time to talk about ways I get ideas and what I do with them. Some of these tips are adapted from my two BRAND NEW BOOKS on brainstorming for both fiction and non-fiction writers. If you get the newsletter you will hear about them in about a week. [I’m so excited I can hardly keep my mouth shut!!!]
I want this to be an interactive blog, so I’ll keep it short. Here are three thought starters for you to play with. Don’t be limited in to thinking #1 is a thriller and #2 is women’s fiction or romance. Try to play within the genres:
- You’re driving home today and suddenly you have no phone signal. You notice at the next traffic light that it is now a blinking 4-way. Your radio is also totally silent. What happened? Why? How will it be resolved?
- You’re having a yard sale and someone comments on your grandpa’s old record collection. What did they say? How will this conversation change your life forever?
- Your 8 year old comes home from school or a sporting event and says, “I met a woman who knows you today.” How did this person know you? What did this lead to?
- What is one creative, time-saving process you’ve created? Talk about how you came up with it, how it has helped you, and why it is innovative?
- What is one great lesson you learned from what you thought was a failure or a difficult time in your life? How can others use what you learned?
- What was a great teacher or coach in your life? What was it about him/her that inspired greatness in you?
I have to be honest. Just writing these already has my brain brimming over with ideas! Go to my Writing Career Coach page on Facebook and share some of your ideas if you like. And if you ever turn one of these in to a book, let me know!!! I will interview you for my website and/or newsletter.
And make sure you go to www.WritingCareerCoach.com and sign up for my newsletter, so you are one of the first to get information on the new brainstorming books releasing next week!!
Finally, I would LOVE to hear about books coming out, ways Writing Career Coach is helping you with your writing, or other updates. Please use the contact page on our website to update us on what you’re doing. We’re a team in your success. I want to be sure my posts are still useful, relevant, and READ.
Your Coach for the Journey, Tiffany Colter, The Writing Career Coach
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