World Building Lesson 3 – How to Get Ideas

Eileen Maki

Hello Writers!

Happy Sunday to you!

There is really no ‘right’ way to come up with story ideas and concepts. Sometimes a story idea will come to you when you’re reading something. As long as you’re not copying the work of another writer, it’s perfectly ok to get inspiration and ideas from the works of others. Other times, you could have an idea just come to you from out of the blue while you’re doing something completely unrelated to reading or writing!

Picture By: Domas Picture By: Domas

For example, my Chosen series all stemmed from a prompted short story I wrote over a decade ago that I never did anything with. In the short story, the main character, Marcellus, was involved in a trial of some kind and he was hiding in some bushes that had thorns. Marcellus was dripping blood on the ground and that’s how he was discovered by the…

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