Saturday, December 3, 2011

Creative Brainstorming Fiction

A writer friend brought my attention to a website that will give you some very creative ideas to help you with writing fiction. It's a brainstorming tool that I found extremely interesting.  The Periodic Table of Storytelling is the first page, and though I didn't spend much time there, I was very intrigued by the link that provide a plot generate.  You'll notice that everything list in the plot generator is a link that explains the term or gives you story, plot or character ideas. Try this link and then look down in the text for the next link.
Then go to the home page:

Look at categories on the left which provide all kinds of ideas for ways to handle various situation in your fiction. Though you may not use the exact method, I'm sure it will trigger new ideas for you that are original and exciting. This is a unique form of brainstorming.

Topics are:
narrative - example: plots, settings, spectacle, characterization, motifs

genre - example: action, horror, love, speculative, drama, comedy

media - example: radio, television, theater, tabletop games

topical - example: betrayal, death, family, food, holiday, memory, religion, money

other categories - example: split personality, creators, true and lies, weirdness isolation

You can spend hours looking through everything that's available on these links, but I think you will enjoy the creativity that it provides to trigger your brain. Brainstorming is an excellent way to make your novel as unique as it can be and to create a page turner.


Martha Ramirez said...

Awesome! Thank you, Gail!

Gail Gaymer Martin said...

Being tired of people using the comments to sell their research and term papers that result in people cheating, I am now moderating all comments. I love them from legitimate writers. As a former educator of both high school and university, I cannot condone cheating.