The Spark

Sometimes they just come to you, sometimes you have to fight for them. I'm talking about story ideas. That one spark that excites you so much you write 95,000 words about it. Or in the case of a script 110 pages. Where do you get them? If you have trouble getting them what can you do?

I've never had a problem getting ideas myself. Those sparks just keep coming whether I want them to or not. Whether I'm finished writing the first book or not. I see ideas everywhere. But if you're like a lot of other writers who have problems getting ideas, there are a lot of things you can do to spark the spark.

Idea Generators


Seventh Sanctum - This place has a generator for almost anything. Characters, stories, names, equipment, magic, organizations, setting, technology.

Logline Generator - Some of the lines it comes up with are a little out there. But keep trying and you might get a few gems.

One Sentence - True stories, told in one sentence. Take a sentence as your starting point and keep going.

Short story ideas - Get a scenario, a theme, a first line.

IMDB Top Movies - Check out the loglines for movies and mix and match.

So check out some of the sites, get your idea together then move onto The Pitch.