Idea Generation: Some of the Work is Done for You

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Ciao, amici! I wanted to discuss idea generation today. I’ve always known this was a possibility (and maybe I’ve even subconsciously done this before), but after a long discussion—and subsequent project assignment—at work, I thought I’d bring it up here.

At work, we’re all doing an exercise where we’re given a very generic outline to write a story in our genre. This is for two reasons.

  1. To complete a writing assessment so we can have it critiqued for strengths and weaknesses.
  2. To show that even though there are no new stories anymore, every writer will have a different take on the same premise (proving there is always a fresh take on a tired idea and fiction will never run out of creative interpretations).

This work exercise goes hand-in-hand with an idea generation technique I’ve shared with my writing circle for some time: take any story premise and create your own…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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1 Response to Idea Generation: Some of the Work is Done for You

  1. Staci Troilo says:

    Much appreciated, Charles.


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