Find and Develop Your Story Idea

Some great suggestions from a successful novelist.

Heather Grace Stewart

Hey!
Thanks for coming out to another Tuesday at 2 EST live Facebook Page Video chat and writing workshop. As promised, I’m putting my thoughts on paper for you, too. Hope these hints prove helpful in your search for great ideas!

1 DOES SOMETHING INTRIGUE OR AMUSE YOU IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE? SOMETHING MAKES YOU WONDER “WHAT IF?” TAKE THAT QUESTION AND RUN WITH IT!

Extraordinary stories can come from an ordinary, routine event. I was playing with my Wii Fit machine, a weekly morning routine for me, when it occurred to me that the Wii Fit instructor’s mouth wasn’t in synchronization with what he was saying, and that he didn’t seem lifelike enough at all, which was too bad. I might pay more attention and work harder if he seemed more real. Bingo. That idea sparked a “what if.” What if a woman about my age found a genie…

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