Finding good story ideas in your genre

Hi friends and followers,

With Christmas around the corner, I imagine you are experiencing the same challenges that I am – lack of enough hours in the day to achieve everything. Like me, you may have too many items on your daily to do list.

Despite telling myself I will write a certain number of words each day, I am way behind. For some reason writing has become the last task of the day at the moment.

Tonight I am telling myself, ‘Tomorrow I will start the day at the laptop.’

Does this sound familiar?

Perhaps it’s because it is the December festive season?

If so, maybe we are being too hard on ourselves?

For me, I think this is so . . .

. . . So, I open my mailbox, and read my weekly NowNovel blog.

I hope you find Brigette’s blog informative.

Glennis

Finding good story ideas in your genre

Finding good story ideas in your genre is easier when you read broadly and know your genre well. Read tips for finding and developing an idea that will appeal to other fans of your genre:

1. Read widely and know your market

2. List genre clichés you want to avoid

3. Brainstorm the 5 W’s

4. Test your ideas on others who also love your genre

5. Think about the kinds of  story ideas that make bestsellers

6. Add elements you wish your genre featured more

7. Free-write options and choose the best story idea

To read Bridget’s full blog , click on her link below.

Today we’re looking at the idea-finding process. What are the hallmarks of good story ideas? How do famous authors reinvent tropes and make them their own? Read answers to these questions and more. Please share if you find the tips useful.

Finding good story ideas in your genre

Finding good story ideas in your genre is easier when you read broadly and know your genre well. Read tips for finding and developing an idea that will appeal to other fans of your genre: … (click to continue)

Keep writing!

Bridget

P.S. Remember to share new ideas or any longer extracts you’d like constructive feedback on at Now Novel.

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