Wednesday 18 September 2013

Generating ideas

I find it difficult to get ideas for new stories when dealing with every-day “stuff.”  Ideas usually come to me when I’m either walking or driving long distances – not sure why, but it is something I have recently discovered.  Having just come back from a walking holiday I now have three ideas that I’m hoping to develop.  Two are for short stories and the other is for a longer story.  One of the ideas came as a direct result from meeting someone on the trail and then bumping into them again and seeing them in a completely different light and asking the “what if” question.  The other one came when we were in a desolate fishing town and I happened to notice two red roses floating in the sea, which seemed to be a good prompt for a story - so watch this space!


  1. Both scenarios sound like good writing prompts for our class!

  2. Hey that's a good idea - especially the two roses floating in the sea.

  3. I tend to find my blog posts in my head when walking the dogs (I don't ask then what they think that might be a bit silly. Happy writting.