Monday, December 30, 2013
Stacking Your Brainstorming Ideas
When I sit down to brainstorm--whether I'm letting my ideas free-flow or I'm trying to come up with a solution to a problem in my manuscript--I start listing possible ideas.
After I find several that work, I stare at my answers and try to decide which to use. I start weighing my ideas against one another. Sometimes I get in this little battle over them, weighing the pros and cons of each.
Then it hits me.
Can I find a way to use most or all of my ideas?
Usually the answer is yes.
And my story is better when I stack multiple ideas together. It's more likely to exceed my audience's expectations when I do that.
So, today's post is short, because it's simple. When brainstorming, see if you can stack your ideas and utilize as many as possible. You're story will likely be better because of it.