Idea Generation: Some of the Work is Done for You


Check out this post from Staci Troilo via the Story Empire blog with the topic: Idea Generation: Some of the Work is Done for You

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Ciao, amici! I wanted to discuss idea generation today. I’ve always known this was a possibility (and maybe I’ve even subconsciously done this before), but after a long discussion—and subsequent project assignment—at work, I thought I’d bring it up here.

At work, we’re all doing an exercise where we’re given a very generic outline to write a story in our genre. This is for two reasons.

  1. To complete a writing assessment so we can have it critiqued for strengths and weaknesses.
  2. To show that even though there are no new stories anymore, every writer will have a different take on the same premise (proving there is always a fresh take on a tired idea and fiction will never run out of creative interpretations).

This work exercise goes hand-in-hand with an idea generation technique I’ve shared with my writing circle for some time: take any story premise and create your own…

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