Tag Archives: where do you get your ideas

Wild horses…

… wouldn’t drag me to… where or what? These wild horses are in the Carpathian Mountains, but they could be almost anywhere. There’s a story here. The horses’ story? Told from their viewpoint, maybe? These horses share their space with … Continue reading

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Brain break for writers

Grant Snider’s comic strips make the perfect 30-second brain break between chapters for overburdened writers…

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Imagining good and bad

  It’s St Valentine’s Day tomorrow – 14th February – the day which has been colonised and commercialised by the hazy notion of romance. If you don’t spend, you don’t care, and if you’re not in a couple you’re nowhere … Continue reading

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Travelling to your story

The whole process of travel – on public transport, not in a car – is fraught with opportunity for storytellers.  Four flights and two train journeys in three days have made me think about the possibilities for mystery, murder, suspense … Continue reading

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Unlocking creativity

It’s always there. We all have it, in bucketloads. Getting at it is not always easy, as the previous posts showed. I get too many ideas to handle, but when I try, or think about it, my imagination is shoved … Continue reading

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Ideas for a Valentine story – what’s missing?

The product of five minutes’ thought just now: 1. The 10th anniversary of a murder. Woman was stabbed while walking to a restaurant to meet her fiancé. Man was convicted and put away, but it was the wrong man. The … Continue reading

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Tattoo taboo

A startling picture (see it properly here on the BBC website) of a man covered head to toe (even the whites of his eyes are blue) in tattoos made me wonder… Could he ever commit a crime? It would be the … Continue reading

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