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
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