The important thing is not to stop questioning. – Albert Einstein
So, I saw this writing tag, unfortunately I can’t remember where I saw it now. But it looked fun, so I decided that I would try it.
Now that I’ve gone over that, let’s dive into the questions!
1.CURRENT STORY: What is your current story idea that you’re working on right now?
Right now I am working on a crazy superhero(original superheroes) story that is just for myself. I needed a break from the five book series that I am working on, so I decided to write something easier and crazy. So, if this superhero story wants to have dragons in it, I’m just going to go along with it because no one else is going to see it. It’s probably going to be about ten thousand words, I’m writing it by hand that makes it a bit trickier to tell.
Then I am writing a second story for Camp NaNoWriMo that is a bit more serious, but also happens to be about superheroes (original superheroes). In my story I’m trying to focus more on the superheroes having to deal with their own lives while having these powers. Of course, that does not mean that there is not a lot of action, I’m just trying to show that these superheroes have lives beyond saving the world.
2. SPARK OF INSPIRATION: Do your ideas begin with characters, plot, world building, or something else entirely?
Sometimes characters, but more often plot. Now that I’m thinking about it I’m not completely sure they tend to come so gradually that by the time that there is some plot there is some idea for characters and vise versa. Or maybe they just come together.
Great, now I’m just confusing myself…
3.BRAINSTORM: How do you puzzle piece your story elements together? Do you start with the ending and make your way to the beginning or vice versa?
It’s a mixture. I always have a general idea of how I want my story to end, but I rarely have it completely. I know generally what I want and then I start writing from the beginning and hope that I’ll still want the same thing when I get to then end.
I tend to start writing at the beginning and just work my way through.
4. KEEP OR TOSS: How do you know when you want to keep or dump a story idea?
I tend to write the ones that I feel excited about. However, I do try to write down every story idea that I come up with because there is always a chance that I will want to use it later.
5. ORIGINAL IDEA: How much of your original idea for your story is actually used once everything is finished?
It really depends. Sometimes they are completely different than what I plan especially when I am writing them over a long period of time. But even when I am
6. HIDE OR SHARE: Do you share your book ideas with friends or keep them a secret?
It kind of depends. I tend to share more about my stories with my friends who also write.
I don’t mind sharing, it’s just it has to be the right people under the right circumstances.
7. DREAM: Have any of your book ideas originated with a dream/nightmare?
Yes, actually, but I never wrote it and I don’t want to talk about it.
8. DOPPLEGANGER: Have you ever had an idea for a story but then see a similar premise in a book/tv-show/movie?
Of course, I have, but that does not stop me from writing my story. It is impossible to come up with a story that is completely original. Also, often by the time that I finish writing the story it is quite a bit different than that movie, book, or tv-show.
9. BIG SCREEN INSPIRATION – Have any of your favorite movies/tv shows sparked ideas for scenes in your book?
Yes! I’ve found inspiration from so many different books and movies.
10. NOSTALGIA: What’s the oldest/first story idea you remember coming up with/writing down?
I think it may have been about a girl named Al, but I really don’t remember what it was about. It might have had something to do with the Prydain series. I think I was about seven when I came up with this idea. It never came to anything though.
We have come to the end of this writing tag, the first one that I have ever done. I hope that you enjoyed it and if you feel like doing it, please consider yourself tagged.
What is the earliest idea for a story that you have come up with?