Stuck for writing ideas?

@patgalca (15540)
Orangeville, Ontario
June 25, 2007 2:45pm CST
I have read so many people on here asking for ideas on what to write and how do we get our ideas. I have given my 2c about dreams and news stories, etc. But I unconvered a new idea this week. I do not know where this original idea came from so I do not want to take credit for it. It was posted on a writing page that I frequent and I decided to use it with my writing group yesterday. First, using a dictionary, pick 10 random words and write them down. Second, using the words you have chosen come up with 3 to 5 titles. Feel free to add words like "and", "the", "an", "a", "or", etc. Now you have your titles. Write a premise for the title. Write what the story could be about. If you like what you've done, keep going and write your story. We had fun with this in writing group yesterday, some pretty silly titles that would make great children's stories really. I don't expect responses to this "discussion", just thought I'd share with you something that might help you with your writing efforts. Good luck!
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4 responses
• United States
25 Jun 07
That actually sounds like fun. I've found that those ideas never get me anywhere, though.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
I really like this idea! It's fun, creative. I already use the dream idea, but I never thought of the newspaper story idea, that's cool too. But the dictionary thing is neat! I'll proabbly have to use a Thesaurous though, I hope that'll work too.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
Okay, I just did it with my thesarous...I got a couple of good words....heres my list Exemplary Maintain Proposition Sigh Disillusion Abrasive Mound Color Traitor Working And here are my titles: Maintaining the Abrasive Proposition The Disillusioning Sigh Working the Exemplary Traitor The Color Mound What you think? They sound good?
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@patgalca (15540)
• Orangeville, Ontario
8 Jul 07
Yes, they are all great. You can really come up with some cool titles this way.
• United States
8 Jul 07
Thank you! :) I did this idea again and came up with some more intersting titles! :) This was a lot of help to me, thanks for sharing it! :) ANd Thanks for best reponse too! :)
@BarBaraPrz (24547)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Jun 07
Thanks for the idea. Care to share some of those crazy titles?
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@BarBaraPrz (24547)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Jun 07
Ooo! Ooo! I have one! How about a mystery entitled... The Gable Ornament Killer
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 Jun 07
We all get stuck now n then...even if it is just to write discussions here....inspiration comes and goes...some days i post 6 or 7 topics because i have lots of things in my head, and other days i cannot find anything interesting to say, so i just answer to what others post. If you're stuck, it'll pass.
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