Check out this great guest post from Traci Kenworth on how she grows writing ideas from The Story Reading Ape Blog
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I grow ideas in stages. Usually, I’ll get a peek at a character or a scene plays through my dreams, mind and I write that down. I let that simmer awhile until another piece comes to me. And another. Each time letting the idea build in my subconscious. Sometime months go by without anything more. Sometimes years. All at once, another idea will occur to me. Once the idea has caught my attention again at this point, I begin to play with the idea.
Like my future project. I started with an idea. From there, I went on to working on the characters. I’m still going through their profiles. I ask them questions after finding their greatest need and their greatest fear. The questions aren’t too complicated. Just things meant to get to know the character. Sometimes, the questions…
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