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Generating Story Ideas: Tips and Techniques to Hatch Book Ideas from Scratch

Generating Story Ideas: Tips and Techniques to Hatch Book Ideas from Scratch

by Rachel Shane




Need an idea for your next novel? Or maybe you're blocked on where to start?This writing guide will show you how to generate story ideas out of thin air using a variety of tried and true techniques. Each technique includes an exercise you can try yourself. The methods work for any genre! You can also use these tips and tricks to combat writer's block or help you dive deeper into a scene to make it come alive.Inside the book, you'll learn:- Fool proof methods for finding inspiration when nothing inspires you- Tons of different techniques to quickly help you generate ideas, including the X meets Y method, using targeted research to hatch an idea, combining tropes or formulas to prompt a unique idea, the What If method, and loads more!- Examples of ideas generated from the various techniques to illustrate just how easy they are.- Over seventeen easy exercises to help you come up with a new idea from scratch- Instructions on how to write an effective, hooky log line- Methods for expanding your log line into a full length pitch or blurb to help you raise stakes and enhance conflict- Tips and tricks for taking your initial premise and fleshing out the idea into scenes, chapters, and a full outline- Tactics for writing an effective first draft based on your new ideaOther books give you writing prompts with pre-written ideas, this book empowers you with the tools you need to create your own ideas!

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ISBN-13: 9781537594514
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/16/2016
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Rachel Shane studied Creative Writing at Syracuse University and now works as a Project Manager in New York City. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, young daughter, and a basement full of books.

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