If you are just waiting and hoping anxiously for creative writing ideas to come to you, here is a suggestion. Stop waiting and get down to using some very simple techniques that will help you generate as many ideas as you want. Do you know that your mind is like a sponge that absorbs information all of the time, but it also needs an opportunity to give back in a creative manner?
The Trick of Concept Combination
To make new products to sell, people use a technique that is known as Concept Combination. You can use this same concept and create a multitude of new stories out of it.
All you have to do is just use your imagination and combine old stories and make them into new ones.
Can you remember that old outfit of yours that you asked the tailor or dressmaker to modify slightly so that it is more in line with a contemporary clothing style? Well, the same concept applies here as well.
What’s on your priority list?
What is it that is of the utmost importance to you when it comes to writing? If you are unsure, why not start by making a list of all the things that you feel are important and significant to you.
After that, examine the list thoroughly and take one element or concept from that list.
Your story is in that list
Suppose from that list, you feel that, “Honesty” is the most important element for you. So be it then, and waste no time to latch onto it and get writing.
You now need to take that word Honesty, and create a story based around characters that are defined by the concept of honesty, how honest they are, how dishonest, etc. Put a twist into the tale and write about how they were short-changed because of their honesty.
Start making a list of things
Now get down to seriously writing your story by making a list of things that could be useful to you. Consider the following;
- List down inspirational and inspiring stories that you personally like.
- Watch news channels, read magazines or books, and make a list of things that you think you could use in your story.
- Just get down to it – start writing.
There are more that enough examples of great writers that force themselves to write at least 500 words every day. This is irrespective of whether they wanted to or not, but all linked to maintaining a positive writing routine in a consistent manner.
So, if you really want to write, get down to it soonest. You never know when the real inspiration could strike you.