I lived in Germany during the time the Berlin Wall was dismantled. Out of that experience came an interesting novel Idea I have recently been developing.
A few months ago I stumbled across a reward ad in a local small-town newspaper that spawned yet another story idea.
Story ideas are everywhere; you simply have to be open to seeing them.
One good practice is to carry your digital camera everywhere you go. Take lots and lots of photos; you can always delete the ones you no longer wish to keep.
Take a good, hard look at the photos you take and ask yourself what inspired your interest in the first place? Then begin to play the “What If…?” game.
It’s very possible your next great novel idea will come out of something in which you were originally inspired by.
If you don’t have a digital camera, take heart, you can also either talk into a mini-tape recorder or hand write your idea on paper.
No matter which way you choose to record you can be certain your next story idea isn’t far away.
Leave a comment and let me know where you have found your own writing ideas. Or leave a comment and let me know you’d like a few more ideas on just where to dredge up some great ideas.
Happy writing~ Dina