Okay, so I got a new writing book from a friend – just something to motivate me. See, I’ve been in a little slump of late – a few too many RL things interfering with my typical writing schedule.
Anyway, this book (which I’ll talk more about in a different post) compared brainstorming new ideas to a coffee pot – you know, the kind that brew in a percolator. I loved this analogy, as my ideas always have to stew for quite a while before they are ready to be written at all. (75% brewing, 25% writing – that is how the book described it)
The book went on to talk about verbal brainstorming as a way to crystallize your ideas. This is also something I do…or at least something I did with my last novel.
This got me thinking…when was the last time I brainstormed with a friend? The more I thought, the more I realized it has been a long time…months even. Yeah – FAR TOO LONG!
No wonder my ideas seem choked off inside…I haven’t been doing my usual brainstorming with my writerly buds!
Thankfully one of my crit buds emailed me as I was thinking of this and we have a brainstorming session coming up.
So let me ask you, how do you brainstorm? What about when things seem…choked, stalled, less than???