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218 Ways to Find Ideas for Your Writing Projects

218 very clever ways to find ideas for books, stories, poems and more.

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Why you need this book

In today's ultra-competitive writing and publishing market, you need every advantage you can get. That's where our inspiring collection of writing ideas can help you.

Each of the 35 books in the ideas4writers collection is packed with versatile ideas, expert tips, and easy-to-implement practical advice.

You'll soon be writing brilliant books, amazing articles, and standout stories that will have readers, editors and publishers longing for more.

The GETTING IDEAS collection includes:

  • How to train yourself to spot the ideas all around you
  • The different types of brainstorming and how to use them
  • All about clustering, Mind Maps, word webs, freewriting, and more
  • Getting ideas to come to you
  • 7 ways to use your dreams
  • How your emotions and thoughts can generate ideas
  • Eavesdropping and people-watching tips
  • Investigating behind the scenes - easy ways to get access and permission
  • How to use complications, options and alternatives
  • Why the things you can't remember might be better than the ones you can
  • Interviewing tips
  • Idea-generating tips from Dan Brown
  • Getting other people to find the ideas you need
  • Easy ways to remember your ideas - you'll never forget another one!
  • Situations where you can't fail to find great ideas
  • How to find your best idea-generating method
  • How to spot coming trends before everyone else
  • What to do with your great idea when you've had it
  • And much more - far too many great ideas to list here!

Be a more inspired, more productive and more successful writer with the ideas4writers ideas collection.

Excerpt: Why?

Focusing on the single question 'Why?' can lead to all sorts of ideas. For each 'why?' you need to come up with a 'because'. And every 'because' should lead to another 'why?'

All you need is a starting point - let's say that someone has been killed. Why? Well, that's up to you, but you already have the beginnings of a story.

Here's a version that I came up with - it only took me a few seconds, pretty much straight off the top of my head:

Why has this person been killed?
Because he told the police who robbed the bank.
Why did he tell the police who robbed the bank?
Because they'd arrested him for robbing it, and he didn't do it.
Why did they arrest him for robbing the bank?
Because ...

Try continuing this idea, or start again with an idea of your own.

Here's another example. You might start off with someone taking a phone call from a colleague who says she's going to be late for work. He asks her why. She gives an answer: maybe she missed the bus. He asks her why - and for every answer she gives he keeps asking why. Eventually we'll get to the heart of the problem with her life (which could be fascinating to write
about). Or perhaps her answers will become more and more absurd, which might trigger other questions, thoughts and ideas in your head.

You can play this game with someone else too. It can work really well and generate lots of ideas - and it's great fun!

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