I’m starting my brainstorming a little late for NaNoWriMo this year. (Better late than never, right?)
Many of your have notebooks, or documents on your computer full of ideas. I’m not so lucky. I have a couple of ideas of novels that I started to explore for previous NaNoWriMos and then halfway through the month, I dropped them, never to pick them up again. I’m not even considering revisiting one of these stories. Last year I found that a fresh idea is what I needed to push myself forward.
Now the problem is, what do I write?
At this point, I have a handful of very basic, not well developed ideas– depressing, huh? Now I have to choose which idea to go with by brainstorming up some details and choosing the one that makes me the most excited.
Usually I just list details, but this year I’m trying to stay more organized by making a word-web, or using something similar to the snowflake method to come up with a very basic plot and maybe one or two big events or twists that I may or may not work in. I like to have something as a starting point.
Or maybe a free-write or writing prompt will awaken my Muse?
Here are some Brainstorming resources I found while browsing the inter-webs.
^ I will be checking out the above link to help me, that’s for sure!
I really need to pick up a copy of No Plot? No Problem! — I borrowed it from a friend last year and only had it for a limited time, but it was so helpful!