Finding New Book Ideas
Blogger: Rachel Kent
I’ve been chatting this week with a few clients about new projects that they are working on. I love talking about new ideas and giving input. There’s something so exciting about a new, fresh book idea. I’m always blown away by the intricacies of the ideas and the depth they have. Sometimes I wonder how my clients come up with these stories. Whether a book is fiction or nonfiction the idea has to come from somewhere.
One client was able to come up with three wonderful ideas for suspense books without any trouble at all. And Michelle here at Books & Such has been known to come up with a detailed idea based on a sliver of a prompt within 5 minutes. The “writer brain” amazes me. I am somewhat creative, but stories don’t float into my head like that. Inspiration for writing must come in many different ways for writers.
I know some of my clients are inspired by something emotional that happened in their lives. Other clients are driven by a deep desire to help people get through something and that sparks an idea. Others see something in the news or on TV that sparks the imagination and gets the story going. And I know one of my clients got the idea for her story based on a dream.
What sparked the idea for your current work-in-progress?
Do you do best with brainstorming an idea by yourself or do you enjoy running the idea by someone at some point during the plotting process?
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What sparked the idea for your current work-in-progress? How do book ideas come to you? Via lit. agent @RachelLKent Click to tweet.