When brainstorming ideas for stories: First, ask ‘What if… ?’ Then ask ‘How does this end?’ Next, ask ‘Who are the characters?’ Finally, ask ‘Why do I care?’ This way, you can quickly and easily sift through hundreds of ideas to find the ones that matter.
The Ideas Box Instructions Find a box. Fill it with clips of text and photographs clipped from magazines and newspapers. Give your box a shake. Pull out two or more pieces. Lay the pieces out on the table and work out the connections. 6. Start writing.