It happens to us all, at some time or another. Me I’ve been going through it for awhile with one of the stories or 2 I had been writing. You are interrupted and lose an idea. You haven’t been able to get to writing your ideas down as the story so you lose the story maybe you have the idea and notes for one but you just can’t think of an actual Plot line or characters. Hopefully some of this will help us all out.
Writing a story? Why not figure the date into it in some way?
If you can see the items in the featured image, as well as the following try using some in the current book you are working on or write a short story today to celebrate today!
(if you are not able to see them I’ve included a bigger picture below
Also I came across this
Yeah so it looks like its for little kids; that doesn’t mean you can’t use the same ideas to jog whatever it is you are trying to find an opening for!
I know there have been times I would have loved a few different suggestions when I actually had to write book reports and stuff that was at least forced to write, and sometimes i even need it for what I want to start.
having the idea of what you want to write (that bit of story) doesn’t always help. That’s an idea unless it can actually be used as the first paragraph or page of the story you are writing. There are certain instances where you can use a few of these at once to open for instance: open Dialogue between characters with a joke (like a bar or party setting), Open with a sound & Bold statement.fact great for a mystery story. A memoir/autobiography Opening with a Personal experience and how you felt in that moment.
Here’s an exercise: Use 2 or more of these for the start of a story (it doesn’t have to be what you are working on it’s just to help you get those writing juices flowing. ) It could be (if you can) In one sentence or a paragraph. I’d love to see what you come up with and I will post the ones I like best here.
The other thing I discovered: If I had a topic to begin with, it was easier to get started.
— Natalie Goldberg, Long Quiet Highway
Sometimes with writing, getting started is the hardest part. You feel this energy inside you, this impulse to write, to spill words and sentences and paragraphs onto a page. Electric with excitement for the brilliance in your mind, for the genius you will share, you sit down to write.
You stare at your blank screen. Your white sheet of paper. You think, “What was that idea I had in the shower? The beginning I thought of as I fell asleep last night?” You stand up and pace. You think. You sit down again.
Most writers know this feeling. I certainly did. Then I remembered my prompt box.
I abandoned my writing practice in the second half…
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