How do you come up with ideas when you begin your writing process? Does the inspiration just come to you out of nowhere? Do you observe a place, people or things to get your ideas? Do you draw your ideas from something inside of you that needs to be expressed?
Thankfully, after my writing slump in January the ideas came back to me. And the way I found those ideas again? I just wrote, and wrote some more until something I wrote that grabbed me inspired me to write short story. Now I'm blossoming with ideas, however, finding the time to write stories has become my latest issue with two small children . . . but that is a topic for another post ;)
Summary of tips to get your ideas flowing:
- Observe places, people and things
- Reflect on a general theme or topic that is important to you
- Just write and see where the process takes you even if what you're writing doesn't make sense
- Look at pictures
- Take a Classic or a favourite story and see if you can get an idea from those