Creating Short Fiction - Part 2, Idea into Story Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Idea into Story Summary and Analysis

Getting Ideas

The dialog between the conscious and subconscious is was sparks an idea for a story. Although ideas seem to be spontaneous, often they have been growing and developing for some time. A concept or a question to oneself is enough to begin the process but the unconscious does not operate on a specific timetable. If a writer is tuned into this process, he will get a sense when a good idea has been churned out from his subconscious.

Anything can be used for inspiration. A child can take a twig and pretend it's a tree or a mound of dirt and declare it a mountain. Take the different scenarios one could come up with for the human foot. What does an alien's foot look like? How does a detective pursue a suspect based...

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