This week's Refresher Friday takes another look at how to narrow down (or come up with) your story ideas. Enjoy!
I got a great question in the comments recently:
I would love to write a duology or trilogy but I can't start writing unless I have an idea of what I want the story to be. And I have no clue! I have a character and I have the universe and rules set but I'm just not sure what kind of story I want to tell. I have a very vague idea but nothing concrete and I can't start writing unless I have The Idea down. It's so frustrating. Any advice?As I happen to be in "story idea" mode right now, this came at the perfect time. I've spent the last several weeks taking nuggets of ideas and turning them into blurbs and rough outlines I can write a novel from. Some of these nuggets were no more than a general idea, a character, or a cool "what if" premise, so I rolled up my sleeves and went into brainstorming mode.