I usually find myself creating story after story, thinking which it’ll be the development of the plot?, What it would happend to my characters? What would they say? and How would they react at any given moment?
I get inspiration from everywhere and at any moment. I don’t know how it happens, it just comes to my mind. And some times I just don’t even realized, I just start writing, as if it were the most natural thing in the world. It’s really really fun.
However, I totally know that sometimes the occupations and the stress of the everyday life can ruin inspiration. So, sometimes, in order to get my ideas back in place I like to exercise my mind while taking some ideas from those books that invite the reader to finish the stories by them selfs. Although most of them are focused to kids, I find really exciting going through the stories and imagining what it’d be the best ending for the stories, or the unexpected destiny of the characters if I choose wrong before taking the next step. I have to say that I find it really amousing and it really helps me out to relax and it gives my mind a “vacation time”. Then the ideas for my own stories start to flow again!
I’ve also found this title useful. It’s call Plots unlimited, by Tom Sawyer and Arthur David Weingarten. The book cotains ideas for masterplots, conflict situations and character combinations. With all of this ideas, it’s possible to form several combinations that always keep me really entertained.
And now after sharing these ides, I totally feel that it’s writing time!
Happy manuscripts to come!