When New Ideas Attack - not to be confused with When Animals Attack.
First, some cool announcements!
India Drummond’s book, Blood Faerie, just came out – congratulations, India!
Mel is looking for beta readers! Check out her site at Writings, Musings, and Other Such Nonsense for details.
Elizabeth Mueller is hosting a MC Blogfest and Giveaway!
And don’t forget the It’s All Fun & Games Blogfest this coming Monday!
Elizabeth, Anastasia, J. D., Deirdre, M. Pax, and Jeffrey.
Today – how to keep up the flow of ideas without abandoning current project.
This is Captain Ninja Alex’s Everything but the Kitchen Sink method:
When those new ideas hit in the middle of a project, dump them in your manuscript!
You heard me! Toss it into the mixture and see if the idea works. Hey, you don’t want those new ideas distracting you from your current manuscript, do you? Put them to work in your project rather than let them take over your imagination and attention. If the idea fits, great! If not, set it aside.
Does it work? Hey, I did it with the sequel to my book. Every time something new struck me, I threw it in the story. I tossed everything but the kitchen sink at Byron. (Thus the name!) And since my critique partners actually liked the results, I’d have to say affirmative!
Anyone care to share a method that’s a little less hap hazardous? I feel this post needs a disclaimer – should not be taken in place of real writing tips.
Now before I dash off to the theater to see the new X-Men movie, let me leave you with a really cool image – “Fifty Baddies.” Can you name them all? (I got forty-six correct.) Visit creator Robert Ball’s Draw the Line for the full sized image and the answers…