One thing we all seem to struggle with is idea generation. Lately this is all I have been trying to do and coming up with zero. So I decided that I needed to change up a few things. This worked for me and now I am going to share them with you and hopefully this will allow for you to generate all the ideas you need to.
1. Generating Novel Ideas The Workbook
Okay, yes this is the shameless self plug, but get should get this out the way first right? My workbook might be the way to go, it has lots of exercises to help you come up with ideas for your story. Plus it's free so really what have you got to lose? Grab your copy here.
2. Get out of the house
I am always told that if I am ever feeling a creative block I should get out of the house and take a walk. Observe the general public and come up with real life things that could happen throughout the story you are creating. Even if it doesn't inspire a groundbreaking idea you'll still come out with something. I have something in the Novelista Collective for you.
3. Inspiration List
Write down the things that inspire you, go speak to a writing buddy and press out some ideas. Have a conversation with your parents and find something to inspire you. What books do you wish you had written? What things do you love? Write them down and see what comes of it
This should be your go to place for everything. Writing prompts, setting images, and character profiles, pinterest has it all. How about some places to start?
5. Reddit & NaNoWriMo Forums
Reddit can be a great place for inspiration, people write down things they want to read and you write back. I actually love it. That not working? There are always the NaNo forums. I love the adoption ones because you can grab a lot of ideas and mix them up.
Don't forget to grab your free sneak peak of my upcoming product The Idea Catcher. It's all about coming up with five ideas a day and writing them down then analysing them. Just write the date in at the top, and your five ideas and you're done for the day!
Do you have any tips for finding ideas? Let me know in the comments