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How to Get and Develop Killer Story Ideas (Summary)

How to Get and Develop Killer Story Ideas (Summary)
John Brown and Larry Correia

Life, the Universe, and Everything at BYU on February 18, 2011

From http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfWUtHMlZf8
Transcript at http://community.livejournal.com/wetranscripts/41783.html

Ideas are everywhere! But how do you do it? How do you get and develop great ideas?
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How to Get and Develop Killer Story Ideas

How to Get and Develop Killer Story Ideas
by John Brown and Larry Correia

From http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfWUtHMlZf8
Summary at http://community.livejournal.com/wetranscripts/42115.html

Life, the Universe, and Everything at BYU on February 18, 2011
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[John] We're going to close this up. Go out to my website. There's other stuff out there. I have a list of 20 idea generation methods out there, I've got questions, all sorts of other stuff.
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Writing Excuses 5.10: John Brown and the Creative Process

Writing Excuses 5.10: John Brown and the Creative Process

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2010/11/07/writing-excuses-5-10-john-brown-and-the-creative-process/

Key points: How do you get ideas? Everyone can be creative. When you have a problem, you ask questions, and you come up with answers -- that's creativity. An important part is asking the right questions. To get answers, be on the lookout for zing! Then ask questions, and answer them. Immerse yourself in situations that interest you, and look for tools there. Ask the right questions. For story, think about character, setting, problem, and plot. Look for combinations. Be on the lookout for zings, ask specific questions, then come up with solutions. Make lists and see what's interesting. What are the worst ideas I can think of, and how can I make those ideas really attractive? How can I transform this scene? How do you develop ideas? Ask the right questions. Look for conflicts, look for interest. Look for defining moments. How do you know when to start writing? Freewrite, and see if it's ready. Watch for the click. Watch for the spin. Try to tell it to someone.
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[Brandon] All right. A person gets... this is going to be our writing prompt, officially. A person gets surgery so that they can imitate He Who Does Not Sleep. Why? This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.
[John] All right.