Ideas are essential for any writer. But how do have ideas on a regular basis? How do you keep coming up with strong ideas in a professional environment, where they are needed every day, not just now and then?
There is no one easy answer, although there is a formula. The five step process outlined by James Webb Young in his book ‘A Technique for Producing Ideas’ is outlined in my original post on how to have ideas.
WTD is a great site for writers, so if you’ve not been there before, be sure to check it out.
My seven steps are:
- Gather the information
- Sift it
- Let it percolate
- Let the ideas flow
- Shape and mould the ideas
- Share them with others
- Put the feedback into the loop; and repeat the process to strengthen your ideas.
There’s more detail on the guest post. Let me know what you think, here or over there on Write To Done.