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    For Writers

    Finding Story Ideas

    Laptop Finding Story Ideas for Novel Writing

    I doubt any writer enjoys answering the question, “Where do all your ideas come from?” Because the answer for most of us is very boring, unhelpful, and hard to understand:

    “Nowhere. They just pop in my head.”

    It’s the truth, though, or at least it’s the truth for me. Story ideas just sort of spring to mind more or less fully formed, aching to break out of my skull like Athena sprouting fully grown from Zeus’s noggin. The problem, though, stems from deciding which story to write, and how exactly to focus that frantically hopping plot bunny.

    If you’re having trouble whittling down your teeming pile of story ideas to The One You Should Work On, I have some tips to share…

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    For Writers

    Strategies For Finding Your Novel’s Title

    Bookcase with Text Strategies For Finding Your Novel's Title Finding a fitting title for your novel can be a frustrating, tear-inducing, hair-pulling process. As I understand, editors and publishers might toy with and tweak your title before your book is published, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a strong working title for your WIP! A unique title will help your query stand out as you seek publication, and having a title that fits your work well can keep you focused on the overall message of your story as you write it.

    So, how do you select a fitting title? There’s a billion methods, but here’s a few strategies that could work for you:

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