Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there were a way to determine if a story idea would make a great book?
Because, come one, we all know we come up with some ideas that sound awesome but lack a lot of what it takes to make a riveting novel. Some are easy to weed out: knowing they sound like another book, the tension between rivals isn’t strong enough, or there simply isn’t a great climax (even if it is the most amazing character or world).
But what about those ideas you are seriously considering writing?
If you could run those through a quick litmus test to see if there are major failures, big plot holes you should consider before you find yourself 40,000 words down a dead-end, or if this might just be THE ONE to write next, would you use it? What if I told you that it could help fill in those plot holes, help you write faster, and wouldn’t make you sacrifice the way you write now, be it a panster, a plotter, or something in between?
You ready to learn what it is?
Great, because Developing Story Ideas is the subject of the second video in the 15 Minute Fantasy Writer Series!
Let me know what you think. Will you find this method useful (I know I have and use it now on all the books I am thinking about writing and update it as I write too!)? If so, tell me in the comments.
And what do you think of the 15 Minute Fantasy Writer series? Do you have topics you’d like me to cover? Do you want to submit a video of you reading a clip of your story for Open Mic? Great! Head over to the 15 Minute Fantasy Writer page and read how. And don’t forget to subscribe to the blog (on the sidebar to the right) or on the YouTube channel to get updates.