Writing a Short Story – Part 1: Finding Inspiration

Hello, everyone! Today I’m going to share how I write short stories, along with some tips I’ve learned along the way. I’ll be doing 3 or 4 parts.

Writing a Short Story, Part 1

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   “It’s a beautiful day today,” I think. “Hey, maybe I should write about a girl who gets kicked out an orphanage, meets a villain with a dragon shadow, and goes to a futuristic world and meets 5 kids there!” 

   Yeah, no. Coming up with that story idea (also known as Dragon’s Fire) took a lot of time and Pinterest. Finding story ideas can be easy if you know what to do. Here are some ways I find inspiration:

Writing Prompts. 

   There are some everywhere. A lot of bloggers (including myself) post writing prompts on their blog. Pinterest and Tumblr are full of thousands of intriguing writing prompts as well. There are some really cool prompts that get your creative juices flowing.

Thought. 

   This might seem cliche, but sometimes just thinking can give you ideas. As a writer, your mind is open to amazing ideas. Go Teen Bloggers is having a daily story idea challenge here for February, which can boost your creative thoughts.

Dreams + Everyday Life.

   Inspiration can come from the things that are happening to you daily. Your dreams too, especially- they are the craziest part of your day, if you can remember them.

   That’s it for the first part! I hope you enjoyed. What do you use to find story ideas? Share in the comments below.  Stay tuned for part two: the first draft.

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  1. Ooh! I loved this! I always look at movies and think about their plot, thinking how easy it must have been for them to come up with perfect plots, but then I think about how hard it is for me to make the right plot, and I know it must have been just as hard for them.:) I can’t wait to see the next part of this series!
    -Emma-

  2. This series is a great idea!
    “It’s a beautiful day today,” I think. “Hey, maybe I should write about a girl who gets kicked out an orphanage, meets a villain with a dragon shadow, and goes to a futuristic world and meets 5 kids there!”
    XD LOL!

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