Creative Writing Short Story IdeasWriting creative short story ideas
Where do you get short story ideas?
Sometimes the need to find everything out prematurely can be debilitating - you can't find out the issues in a story you haven't yet told, so you sit helpless in front of your laptop or computer and wait for a full-blown story to cross your mind.
It happens, of course, but it's really very seldom. If you can, take a note and if not, take it down. Writing a short story like "Eleven" requires having an action in your head and then determining before writing how and when something will occur and how you will present it in order to make it self-explanatory and perceptible to the crowd.
Writing a story is similar to writing a home where everyone can move in and enjoy life simply and conveniently. Architectural design is the most important factor in making the home pleasant and habitable by putting your phrases, phrases, information and description in the right places in a story, deciding what kind of story it will be, how much it will be seen or liked or valued.
In order to get ideas for writing, there are many things you can do, some of which include:
Thoughts and inspiration in short stories |
Tamsin Hopkins, writer of Tamsin Hopkins, talks about her own writing practices and asks three up-and-coming short game authors (Emily Devane, Stuart North and Sarah Hegarty) how they capture and keep the best ideas. The writing of a great story is always the fantasy, but the reality is that most authors work a number of qualities, some gold fingers, some middle-of-the-road plays and some who will not.
Sometimes it can be a benefit to be able to post at all. Continue writing, keep coming back to the site and be prepared if you have something marvellous to say, we have already overheard it. I' ve found that the story is always better when I'm working hard on the first design, so that's probably the most important thing for me - get it off before it's gone!
It' s not that the concept was initially feeble, although it could have been, but the image will fade if I don't go on. If I start a short story, I usually have something that doesn't yet include a story sheet - I get a painting or it can be a feel, sometimes a scent.
That kind of thing will usually release a story concept for me. I make a short design and then the work begins. As I was writing Shore to Shore, I had a topic to work on that was helping me. Every story is rooted in a flow, influenced by its nature or legend.
Really, the problem starts when I want to make a story to order, maybe under duress - I need five thousand words for Bridport and I need them now. I' m gonna get a spook story, I' m gonna get a kid's story. The longer I burnish, the better a story becomes.
Meanwhile, watch these short story interview with up-and-coming authors Emily Devane, Stuart North and Sarah Hegarty. I asked all three how they deal with their ideas and inspirations. Evily Devane is a long and short story. Well, how do you know the whole thing's a short story? Ruby Shoesmith, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click (in the Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2015) is about a dyslexic youngster.
It is more of a situative, character-oriented work. The''story'' only came when I developed the spell-checking architecture for the university. There was a story within a story, with each test text revealed more about Ruby. Have you ever sat down and decided to make a story without even realizing what it's about?
I usually have a good understanding of where I'm going, but sometimes the story develops as I work. I recently experiment with rewriting a bit of fictional light. It was a weird story, but the patterns gave it an interesting rythm, and on the side it seemed like ripples.
I' ve revised it and was very satisfied with the final outcome, which was partly between poetry and history. What is your planning for the length of a particular job? Sometimes I go out to create a play for writing lightning, or I feel that a play works best in this way, but otherwise I continue writing as long as I have to.
In all honesty, I've found that most tales profit from a pretty violent cut. When will you finish writing an ideas? You ever writing more than one play of the same notion? A few ideas seem to appear in different shapes. I am also interested in creating votes in my short story for those who are ignored or understood in it.
However, I rather develop new perspectives on an ideas - because that's what it's about - to see things afresh. I' ve been writing short novels for about ten years and I'm currently writing a phantasy novel about the destroying of Sodom and Gomorra, which I want to do by the end of the year.
I' ve really no clue. It is unbelievable that one can ever say exactly when and how an ideas comes into being. Well, how do you know the whole thing's a short story? I always test an ideas regarding a particular technique by trying to reduce it to a few sentences.
When I can't, the notion is either too hazy or too impracticable to make a story. One general principle that I have found is that if an concept has to do with a need or necessity of any kind, it is hard enough to weav a story around. Have you ever sat down and decided to make a short story without even realizing what it's about?
Sometimes, although I think I work best when I have a general notion of where a story goes before. What is your planning for the length of a particular job? Do your best to compose it and then stop. In this way I have at least a general notion of its ultimate length.
When will you finish writing an ideas? You ever writing more than one play of the same notion? I' m always using ideas. I am not a very inventive author, and my ideas are more of a variation on a subject. It is more about the handling and developing of an ideas than about the ideas themselves.
One can get a lot of miles out of a good one. They were thrilled when one of their plays was nominated for the 2015 Fish Award. If you want to know more about writing, please visit Sarah on Twitter @SarahHegarty1.
Well, how do you know the whole thing is a short story? There is a buzzing; a load; a depth part to the concept that I want to further investigate. But''no work is wasted'', as my MA teacher Dave Swann (a great short story writer) used to say. Have you ever sat down and decided to make a short story without even realizing what it's about?
No, I always have the seed of an original concept, and perhaps the first line - which may vanish or appear somewhere else in the work. When I write the first sketch, I don't know how the story will end. What is your planning for the length of a particular job?
As I was writing for my MA (in Creative Writing at Chichester), the max length for each song was 3,000 words. When I wrote a few, I realized I had the feeling of that length: two or three different character and a short emphasis on the actions gave the story room to breath.
I have never tried to force this event into a play from the beginning: When will you finish writing an ideas? But there is also a proposal for the coming years - an opening, not a closure.
You ever writing more than one play of the same notion?