Story Beginnings Start with one of these and see where your imagination takes you.
Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! James Scott Bell March 29, There are a lot of ways not to do something. Like the new boat owner a few years ago who was filling up his pleasure craft with fuel for that first time out.
Only he mistook the tube meant to hold fishing poles for the gas tank. After completing his work he started up the engine. The gas fumes ignited and blew the boat owner into the sky.
He came down in the drink and was rescued, but the boat was a goner. You can be just as creative in finding ways not to write your novel. With a little thought and not much effort, you can easily devise methods to prevent yourself from actually finishing a book—or finishing a book that has a chance to sell.
This guest post is by James Scott Bell.
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Follow him on Twitter jamesscottbell. Go to your favorite writing spot with your laptop or pad. Perhaps your location of choice is a Starbucks. Sit down with a cup of coffee and hold it with both hands. Do not put your fingers anywhere near the keyboard. Glance out a window if one is available. Wait for a skein of geese flying in V formation.
If no window is available, simply observe the other patrons and make sure they can see your expression of other-worldly concentration. You are waiting for inspiration. It must come from on high and fill you like fire.
Until then, do not write a word. Tell yourself this will relax your mind so inspiration can pour in. Of course, those who think it wise to finish their novels do things backwards. They do things like this: Establish a writing quota. The quota is based not on how much time they spend thinking about writing, but on how many words they get down.
Some do a daily quota, others do it by the week. But they figure out what they can comfortably get done and set a quota about 10 percent above that as a goal.Jan 02, · How to Write a Novel In this Article: Article Summary Writing Help Creating a Fictional World Drafting the Novel Revising the Novel Community Q&A Writing a novel is a rewarding experience for the creative person%().
Here are some story ideas to inspire you. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to more story starters and ideas. BACK from Story Starters to Creative Writing Now Home.
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Here are Creative Writing Prompts to help inspire you to write every single day! Use them for journaling, story starters, poetry, and more! Imagine living in a home underground and use that as inspiration for writing.
Classic Rock: I really love the list of writing ideas you have compiled here. I will be using it and others to. Here are some story ideas to inspire you.
At the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to more story starters and ideas. Story Beginnings Start with one of these and see where your imagination takes you. Don’t be afraid to write a paragraph here, a page there. Not everything has to be a full-fledged chapter in the early stages of novel-writing.