Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty. – William Archer
I’ve read 99 of 100 books so far this year. I’m almost to my goal. And the more I read, the more I’m convinced my own story ideas suck rocks.
Because the last few books I have read have been spectacular when it comes to surprising the reader with a twisted premise.
I’m currently working on trying to come up with a story idea that will do the same thing. These are the types of stories I like to read and I want to write a story like this.
I like to pride myself on being able to write from any prompt, but I’d like to come up with my own idea and truly write something organic.
The only problem is, I SUCK at ideas.
So what do I do? I turn to trusty YouTube and search for “coming up with plot ideas.”
And I watched this video. Mr. Herzog offers some great insights on how to generate ideas:
I need to train myself to be more observant and ask more questions. What if needs to be my mantra.
I’m not giving up on this writing gig, but I do need to learn patience.
Which I’m pretty sure is a trait I was NOT born with.