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Brainstorming Story-storming

Look for stories in unusual places

Read the papers and books, watch the news, listen to the radio, all the while making notes of any interesting ideas.

Can dull and boring ideas be made interesting? What if you raise the stakes, add twists, change locations? By reframing the facts, you will find the stories to want to write.

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Brainstorming Story-storming

The Ideas Box

  1. Find a box.
  2. Fill it with clips of text and photographs clipped from magazines and newspapers.
  3. Give your box a shake. Pull out two or more pieces.
  4. Lay out on the table and work out the connections.
  5. Start writing.
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Emotions Outlining Plot Story-storming

Anger is a Map

Anger tells us we don’t like where we have been. It shows us where our boundaries are. It tells us we can no longer get away with the old life and habits. It tells us we are being reborn.

There is always a consequence to anger. It should never be acted out – but acted upon. It is a conscious reaction to being frustrated. It is your story map.

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Story-storming

Channelling the story

What if your story already existed in its entirety? What if you were just the channel and that all you had to do was to give up your ego and write, and the story took shape beyond your control.

If you believed that, what happens next?