A love you never thought of...
I have talked about music being a great source of inspiration. I have also pointed out how different scenery can influence your desire to write. If you were to couple these two it would enhance the vision of your character and the story line even greater. I would go as far as to suggest taking pictures of your vacation, or any other time you visited a beautiful place, and create your own video. You can also place the pictures on your wall to look at while the music plays.
Although these work well for me, I will admit there is another step that surpasses these. In fact, I would say the previous are merely for setting the mood. Nonetheless, you need to know where the story line is going to take you. If you don't have that you have nothing to write about. The story line could also be called the plot. Now, of course there is much, much more needed than just a plot. I have said this before, but it bears repeating. It's not just plot development. It's also the characters, voice, back story, beginning and ending, the conflict building, action scenes, love scenes, realistic dialog, antagonist, protagonist, avoiding clichés, word count, title… and the list goes on.
However, today we're going to deal with what I call an outline. I have heard and read many people say that is not how you write. What works for me may not work for you but don't discard something because of what someone else has said. You don't have to tell anyone how you wrote it. Therefore, write it in whatever way makes you feel comfortable. This is my way to keep me from getting writers block.
Let me give you an example: Click the video and read on;
1. Billy wants to walk on the sidewalk across the street. That's where Sally walks and he must meet her.
2. The school crossing guard will tell his mother if he crosses the street near the school without his assistance.
3. The cars are moving too fast outside the school zone. He must learn what causes the cars to stop in order to cross unharmed.
4. He will also need to make an alliance with his sister to prevent her from snitching to Mom.
5. His best friend Joanne helps him come up with many ideas all of which fail.
6. After many failures he seeks the help of his father to drop him off across the street one block from his home.
7. However, after meeting Sally he finds she has a horrible personality.
8. Seeing things in a better light he realizes it's his best friend Joanne who he should be with. Joanne does not want to be his second choice.
9. Billy must now convince her she was his first choice he just didn't realize it. There will broken hearts, tears, and many lessons learned, but in the end...
You now have the epic story of an eight year old who only wanted to hold a girls hand.
It's into the picture. creating to overcome
My first outline everything on outline changed what what coupled with items state above, kept me At the end had to put together another ending as important beginning
Above all remember to… Stay in your write mind.