Creative Writing Corner Episode 1: Lesson 1 – Great Ideas from Nowhere

“Where do you get your ideas?”

Yes, every writer hears the question.  If you’re a writer now, you’ve no doubt heard it many times; if you’re just starting your journey, well, buckle up, buttercup, because you’re going to have to come up with some kind of response.  And if your current response is something along the lines of “Umm… ideas?”, well then…

You’re in luck.  In lesson 1 of the Creative Writing Corner podcast, I go into detail about how to build ideas from thin air.  Using pointers from Neil Gaiman and Stephen King and Ray Bradbury as inspiration, I delve into dozens of idea holes digging for possibilities, and bring a great many of them into the bold light of day for your writing pleasure.

So get your idea, take it, and run with it.  Do your homework assignment!  It won’t take long, but it’ll be oh so worth it.


Neil Gaiman on where ideas come from