Hello stories or novels; goodbye writer’s block! My theme for April’s Blogging Challenge is to give you story ideas from A to Z, using the alphabet to nab one-word prompts. And get this—since ideas can’t be plagiarized, you are free to use any of them you.
You can twist them into any shape you want. You can use them as starting points to bring an idea simmering in the back of your mind into a more concrete form. You can print them out and paper your writing room with them.
It isn’t a bad idea to pull up the first word that comes to your mind for any given letter of the alphabet. I actually wrote an entire novel this way. Seriously. I had the goal to write it in thirty days, and I had a day job besides. So, many mornings I would wake after my two hours of sleep, and I would use the first item that caught my eye in my next chapter. It was actually fun to write off the top of my head, grabbing ideas from either the first word I spotted when I flipped the dictionary open, or the first item I saw in my kitchen, bathroom, or garage. It was not only an inspiring challenge to weave different ideas together into a plot, but it also got my creative juices going on high-speed.
The ideas I’ll be offering you can also trigger unique ideas of your own, or at least get you in the spirit of looking for them. It exercises your creative brain. It’s better than staring at a blank screen, and if you follow this technique for yourself, writer’s block will be something of your past. Still, just in case you have a dry moment, check out my free ideas that will be posted throughout the month of April, just for you.