Where do you get your ideas?
This is one area of writing that I struggle with. A few ideas jump into my head perfectly formed, but most come to me in bits and drabs and need a lot of work.
I have had this issue plotting my new WIP.
I have great characters (my little opinion)
I have a perfect setting (it just changed, but I'm super happy with it now)
It's just the plot idea issue......
I have finally worked it out and am really happy with the new plot line on my WIP, but it was a TON of work and I can't help wonder if there is an easier way.
IN COMES MY FUN NEW IDEA
I'm going to start keeping a 3 ring binder with:
different tabs - character, setting, plot, quirks
a bunch of clear sheet protectors in each tabbed section - so it will be easy to just slide a piece of paper or note or picture in each section.
Then, when I am reading the newspaper/magazines or surfing online or talking to a friend and an idea comes my way, I'll rip it out or jot it down and slide it into one of those pre-sectioned sheet protectors.
Hopefully, when it's time for my next novel...or the one after that...I can flip through a whole binder of newspaper clippings, computer print offs, pictures and personal notes
and come up with some fun ideas without pulling my hair out for weeks on end
I'm so excited about this new idea....I think it might really help me!
Question: how do you get/keep/organize your ideas? Are you blessed to have a never ending supply dancing around your mind? Do you ever struggle with this like I do? What do you think of my new idea binder?