Stories Are Everywhere

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


About Blue Jeans and Chocolate

HI! I’m Smalls (that’s what my kids call me since I’m only Five feet tall.) I am a Fifty- Something, blue jean wearing, young Granny, who strives to live beautifully. I’m a student of God’s word, the Hebrew language, love and life. I live in the Sierra Foothills with my precious husband and our Black Lab, Riley—she’s a handful, but we love her. I love to travel, to daydream, and to write; and I’ve become an aspiring novelist. I’ve lived in other countries and still plan to visit more. I love to venture off the beaten path in the attempt to discover the world not seen in the tourist traps. I love to read as a way of learning. I usually have a book with me everywhere I go—you just never know when you’ll have down time. I have three sons, two step-sons, a couple of daughter’s-in-law, and ten grandchildren (so far.)
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4 Responses to Stories Are Everywhere

  1. Cindy Sample says:

    HI Dina. You are so right. I get tons of ideas, or at least what I hope are funny scenes, just from everyday living. I no longer have mishaps – just great stories to share. And the newspaper is full of potential plot lines. Great post. Keep on plotting and writing!

    • Blue Jeans and Chocolate says:

      Hi Cindy. Welcome to my Blog! Thanks for the encouragement. I can totally see your daily activities becoming book material. Beware to all who encounter you throughout the day, they probably *will* be in a book.

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on life. Its often the case that truth can be stranger than fiction. Sometimes one life can turn so strange that when put in a book, some would say it is “far fetched”. I will be on the lookout for the less noticeable stories in my life, adding more depth to the world abound.
    Thank you for the inspiration

    • Dear Havoc, thank you so much for visiting and for your reply. I’m so thankful I was able to inspire you, if even in a small way. I’m so very sorry for the delayed reply. I had neck surgery and while recovering experienced a problem that had to also be surgically repaired and I’m just now able to get back in the saddle as it were. I agree that that often the truth does seem ‘far fetched’ and almost unbelievable; more-so than fiction– it’s an odd world we live in. I hope you’ve been able to continue your search for the far less noticeable stories to be fleshed out in your life. I’ll be interested to hear how your making out! Cheers, and Happy Writing!

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