Story Idea Snippets



When I am writing a novel, snippets of story, ideas for plot development, new characters, etc. just randomly pop into my head. Sometimes, I end up scribbling on a piece of toilet paper in the bathroom, sometimes it is a napkin at a restaurant, and sometimes they pop in while I am working on another project. They do not always make sense right away, they might be one word, they might be to check some obscure fact or they might a whole scene playing out behind my eyes. I thought I would share that process with you too.

January 3, 2015

Why is it a swan on a lake and not Swan Lake playing on the music box?

January 5, 2015

Look up swans and symbolism on the net?

January 5, 2015

BOOYAH! Swans mean dreams and beauty! (Happy Dance) Have them discover it in their research and discuss who is dreamer and who is being dreamed about, etc.

January 1o, 2015

Thad feels left out of the lovefest between Emma and Bea, write a scene where he gets to participate.

January 22, 2015

Have next victim be poor and to the outside observer not very dreamy, but she is a deep well of contradictions, possibly have her be another ethnicity, to confuse things since Serials tend to stick to their own ethnicity.

January 28, 2015

Have them find a book in the perp’s apartment entitled, “My Book Of Dreamers”, describe how old-fashioned and ornate it is, with lace from the 1860s and sepia tinted photos that look antique. Inside is a picture of all his victims, posed and forever dreaming. (This one came to me on the potty this morning! 🙂 )


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