You type "The End" and smile,
relief mingling with renewed energy. You did it!
What do you do when a blank computer screen stares back at you?
Where do you turn for ideas and inspiration?
Who better than the Creator of the Universe?
Chat with God. Praise Him. Worship at His feet.
Marvel at His handiwork: a sunrise or spectacular sunset, tree limbs that sway with a gentle breeze, funny animals. God has such an imagination and a sense of humor. Why not ask Him for a spark, just a speck of sand from His creative well? Then, leave it up to Him and open your mind to His possibilities.
So, where can you find ideas to fill an entertaining, action-packed story?
Scour newspapers, magazines, and books
Soak up your favorite television shows
Browse through news articles and local news sites
Wade through files and notes, research online
Consider life experiences: weddings, funerals, jobs, family issues, hobbies, etc.
Eventually, a story event or character will take hold of your head and capture your heart.
Are you staring at a blank screen? Where do you dig for ideas?
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