Finding story ideas from Every day.
We hear stories everyday.
Dozens, if not thousands.
When we watch the news, surf the net and all, these stories are out on us but how is it that when we sit down to write, we can’t seem to pen down any thing.
Here’s how paying attention to your everyday can help you become a better writer.
The actual act of listening is priceless.
Truth is we don’t pay attention. At least not hard enough. Listening gives you the opportunity to write from a free zone. Podcasts are now trending. Listening to conversations too.
Now, Whether the ones that are being organized or the random ones you happen to hear by chance by just walking past people.
These snatches of DIALOGUE could really pop up some nice good stories if you seat back to couch a few questions around their strong dialogues.
2. The WRITING PROCESS
Usually, Peoples experiences in this area is varied but still there is no hard and fast rule about it. Find out what works for you. Try to find a way to string your thoughts into a meaningful whole. They say don’t wait till inspiration hits you. What if it never shows up!
3. WRITING PEAKS
Yours may happen in the early hours of the morning, or you may just be a night crawler. It’s pertinent that you identify your peak writing periods and maximize them effectively. Try to structure your time so nothing robs you off this peak period.
4. OBSERVE YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Your regular life generates a ton of IDEAS, you just have to be aware enough to recognize them.
Go to lunch at a popular local restaurant or grab a cup of coffee at a busy cafe. What are people around you talking about? This is also what they’re interested in reading about. If it applies to your audience, write about it.
5. EMBRACE YOUR CREATIVITY
Know when you’re going to get your good ideas and be ready for them.
Never assume that you will remember a great idea. Research has it that even the smartest person can recall only about 20% of the previous days activities so make conscious efforts to scribble down something around it. Brainstorm and research themes close to your IDEA.
6. READ READ READ.
Everything you READ gives you ideas. It also will teach you traits of good and bad writing . When you pick up a book, magazine or newspaper you would definitely find a topic (or two, or three) to WRITE about.
Lastly, you can visit your archives or feeds and find something nice you can weave into a story. If you have other ideas on how to find story ideas from your everyday, please share with us.