Sometimes it Helps to Switch it Up
Sometimes reading a writing prompt and trying to answer the “what
if” question just doesn’t ignite that wonderful spark – the spark
that inspires a story.
That doesn’t mean your muse is asleep or on vacation. It just means
that it’s time to try another tactic. Meditation [
] is one way to find inspiration. A Visual Story Starter is another
great way to tickle your muse.
Visual Tools Can Be Particularly Effective.
Have you ever watched a movie or television program and had an
inspiring story idea? Have you ever been out people watching and
suddenly had a scene come alive in your head?
I’ve collected 52 images – some of them are a little racy. Each
image is designed to inspire a quick thought, scenario, character
or even a plot concept. Grab the free PDF here
Using Visual Story Starters
These Visual Story Starters are designed to help you call your muse
when he/she seems to be quiet. They’re blank slates. No questions,
no set-ups, and no ideas or scenes from me.
They’re just pictures. Use them to ask “What if…”
What if the man/woman in the picture is..?
Build your story concept from the 52 images available in the free
downloadable PDF. Then, once you think you have a good concept,
turn that brilliant idea into a fully realized novel. [