Saturday, October 9, 2010

Brainstorm - A Writer's Tool

Most author's heads are filled with story ideas. The problem is finding time to write, but on occasion, the mind goes blank, and writers need a little kick, something that will trigger new ideas.  This brainstorming program called The Brainstormer is a tool that can trigger ideas. The wheels can be spun at random or if you like two of the three combinations but prefer the third option to be more useful, then spin each line independently.  Theme, location or situation, and character or story  are the three options and together can stimulate a plot idea..

Here's a few samples that I found in the spin:
Theme: Flight       Location or Situation:  rusty      Character or Story Element: cubicle
Theme:  Fedility    Location or Situation  Americana    Character or Story Element: harbor
Theme:   Vengence    Location or Situation: dying      Character or Story Element: fishing boat
Theme:   Abduction     Location or Situation:  hippy      Character or Story Element: kitchen

 Give it a try, and if you like it, add it to your writer tool resources.

1 comment:

Martha Ramirez said...

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