I hardly ever get story ideas. It never just ‘comes to me’, and most of the time if I want to write a story I have to sit down and work really hard just to come up with a concept. And I know I’m not the only one.
But I came across this article about getting story ideas from the news, and it got me thinking: this could really work for me.
I haven’t been writing much at all lately (guilty), but I watch the news every day. So I’m going to make this a thing.
Every day I’ll come up with a story idea and tuck it away in a word document. If all goes well, before I know it I’ll be swamped with ideas and be writing my butt off.
And it doesn’t just have to be plots (although more plots would be nice); there’s characters, dialogue, settings, story objects. Yes please.