Tip #2 – LOOK AROUND
I love looking around. When I’m outside, I can stand there and stare at the air for HOURS! But just when it’s getting good, Mom says, “COME ON! We’re not out here sightseeing!” ….Really?
If you want to write stories, though, looking around is critical. That’s where the ideas are. People-watching, kid-listening, and looking-at-life-like-a-writer will help you to always have an idea and another idea and another idea…. Keep a notebook or make a list on your phone, of things you might, maybe, some time, some place, may possibly want to write about. Include fun settings, strange characters, bits of catchy dialogue, weird situations, and unusual names.