Gacked from doylebaby
.Ideas. Where the hell do they come from? Can you make those little devils show up?
Depends. I get bazillions of ideas, but developing them into stories
can be another thing entirely. An "idea" doesn't make a story, although it can be the seed for one. Figuring out how to develop the idea, poke it and twist it and maybe combine it with another idea or three, is the hard part for me, on a pre-writing level.
Although sometimes something just appears in my brain suddenly and I can sit down and bang something out. I love those. :)
Ideas can come from anywhere -- TV or movies, pictures, sayings, warnings. Sometimes I'll dream something that can be developed into a story. Fic challenges and prompts. Writers' guidelines -- sometimes seeing what someone (whether it's someone describing their "squicks" or a magazine describing its requirements) doesn't
want can get me thinking. :D Sometimes I'll just get a sexy or funny image in my head and I have to figure out how to work it into a story.Wild horse-bunnies. When a story just gets pulled right out of you. Do you get them?
Occasionally. Not often enough. :PWriter's block. Have you been scourged?( Read more...Collapse )