Monday, February 24, 2014

How to Find Your Story Idea with a Magic Blender (not Blunder!)

The best writers get their story ideas from crazy, unexpected places. If you don't believe me, read Stephen King's book 'On Writing.' You may also want to read my previous posts on 'How to transform a blank page into a chrysalis, a work of art' and 'What do you want from your writing?

So, what's still holding you back from exploring fabulous story ideas? 

Maybe the thought that there's nothing left to learn in a world where everything is written about already? 

This reminds me of an apt quote from Avvaiyar, "What we've learned is like a handful of earth, what we are yet to learn is like the whole world." Profound, isn't it?

If you are still on the lookout for story ideas, Barry has an answer for you and yup, it tucks in a dash of magic. Here you go:

Imagine you have a magic blender. And you carry it with you all day as you go about your life. And stuff falls into it: Sounds, names, words, smells, people, actions, everything. And every now and then, you stumble and hit the puree button and whatever’s in the blender at that moment gets pulped into one big, chunky mass. That’s an idea. – Barry Lyga 

(You can visit his website right here http://barrylyga.com/ & follow Barry on Twitter @barrylyga)

8 comments:

Asha said...

WoW, Swapna! you know avvaiyar? yes, i love her saying in tamil it goes- kattrudu kai lalavu,kalladhadu ulagaluvu. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

You come up with different ideas in the blog which contains not only information, but also true inspiration! loving your posts...!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Thanks Asha! So glad you liked the Awaiyar quote. I got to hear and understand these quotes, all thanks to Twitter!

@Anonymous: Delighted that you liked the different topics in Petals! The goal is to discover, explore and inspire. With your feedback, I am happy to know I am treading on the right track.

surbhi said...

Hey just came across your blog
Loving every bit of it!!!
Am a seeker and a work in progress. Love to write but usually find lots of excuses for not writing
Great job
God bless!!!

ninest123 said...

longchamp outlet, ralph lauren pas cher, louboutin pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, nike roshe run, oakley sunglasses, kate spade outlet, louis vuitton, christian louboutin outlet, ugg boots, air jordan pas cher, oakley sunglasses, louboutin shoes, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, chanel handbags, replica watches, louis vuitton outlet, burberry, nike outlet, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany jewelry, ray ban sunglasses, prada outlet, tory burch outlet, louboutin, ugg boots, louboutin outlet, gucci outlet, air max, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, prada handbags, nike free, jordan shoes, sac longchamp, polo ralph lauren outlet, longchamp outlet, tiffany and co, longchamp, longchamp pas cher, replica watches, nike free, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors, nike air max, uggs on sale, louis vuitton, louis vuitton

ninest123 said...

burberry outlet online, nike air max, replica handbags, michael kors outlet, true religion jeans, vanessa bruno, michael kors, burberry, ugg boots, air force, ray ban uk, michael kors outlet, ralph lauren uk, coach purses, abercrombie and fitch, nike free run uk, sac guess, nike air max, michael kors, lululemon, north face, hollister, oakley pas cher, tn pas cher, converse pas cher, michael kors, hollister pas cher, coach outlet, nike blazer, new balance pas cher, hogan, michael kors, ray ban pas cher, coach outlet, nike roshe, kate spade handbags, ugg boots, nike air max, michael kors outlet, north face, michael kors outlet, timberland, vans pas cher, lacoste pas cher, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, mulberry, michael kors outlet, true religion jeans, hermes

ninest123 said...

louboutin, ralph lauren, nike huarache, asics running shoes, babyliss, valentino shoes, instyler, new balance, soccer jerseys, nfl jerseys, mont blanc, iphone cases, mac cosmetics, nike air max, herve leger, timberland boots, gucci, insanity workout, nike air max, converse outlet, ray ban, converse, celine handbags, hollister, vans shoes, north face outlet, lancel, lululemon, birkin bag, nike trainers, p90x workout, giuseppe zanotti, chi flat iron, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo shoes, nike roshe, hollister, longchamp, baseball bats, soccer shoes, beats by dre, north face outlet, bottega veneta, hollister, vans, wedding dresses, ferragamo shoes, reebok shoes, ghd, mcm handbags, oakley

ninest123 said...

pandora charms, moncler, moncler, replica watches, moncler, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, karen millen, barbour, sac louis vuitton pas cher, coach outlet, juicy couture outlet, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, moncler, pandora jewelry, swarovski crystal, canada goose, thomas sabo, moncler, louis vuitton, barbour jackets, pandora charms, canada goose uk, canada goose, hollister, supra shoes, canada goose, ugg pas cher, pandora jewelry, canada goose outlet, doudoune canada goose, montre pas cher, juicy couture outlet, wedding dresses, ugg boots uk, swarovski, moncler outlet, canada goose outlet, bottes ugg, louis vuitton, marc jacobs, toms shoes, moncler, canada goose, links of london, louis vuitton, moncler, louis vuitton

Followers

FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed

India is my Country & my Pride