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Ever hear of speed dating? It’s an organized activity where people looking for romantic relationships have a series of short conversations with potential partners to see if they share mutual interests. Today, on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them), guest blogger Juliet Clare Bell talked about speed dating with your 30 STORYSTORM ideas. I totally fell in love with this idea and wanted to share it so that my fellow authors could take advantage of the process.
Want to learn more? Check out Day 27 of STORYSTORM today by clicking here.
On the off chance you missed it, STORYSTORM starts today. This annual event–now into its 10th year–is for all of us interested in brainstorming new story ideas. Here’s how it works:
- Read daily posts at Tara Lazar’s blog.
- Write down story ideas.
That’s pretty much it.
At the end of January, if you have at least 30 new ideas, you can sign the STORYSTORM PLEDGE and be eligible for PRIZES. Prizes include professional consults, signed books, original art, writerly gadgets and gizmos.
If you want to join us, you can register here. Registration closes on January 7, so sign up now.
In case you forgot, STORYSTORM, founded by Tara Lazar is taking place this month. If you’ve never participated in STORYSTORM, I encourage you to consider it for next year. I’ve been providing updates as I’ve moved along this month. I am happy to say that I finished STORYSTORM a few days early. And just to prove I’m a bit of an overachiever, I went with 31 ideas instead of 30.
Next month I’ll take these ideas on vacation with me and comb through to see what’s worth working on and what might have to stay hidden for a while until it rattles around in my brain some more. There might even be some that just need to hit the trash bin.
Did you participate in STORYSTORM this year? How are you doing?
In case you forgot, STORYSTORM, founded by Tara Lazar is taking place this month. If you’ve never participated in STORYSTORM, I encourage you to consider it for next year. As I’ve said before, it’s been responsible for two of my published books and I also have several others in various stages of editing and one manuscript I’m going to pitch to an agent this year.
We are 21 days into STORYSTORM and I am excited to say I have 21 ideas listed on my spreadsheet. We are in the home stretch now. I can feel victory on my horizon.
Are you participating in STORYSTORM? How are you doing?
In case you forgot, STORYSTORM, founded by Tara Lazar is taking place this month. In the past, I’ve posted my ideas here. I’m trying something different this year and simply keeping a spreadsheet of my ideas and posting updates at the blog.
Today makes 12 days that we are into this annual event. Believe it or not, I’ve managed to come up with 12 ideas already. I’m struggling, because tired brains don’t think well. Some of the ideas I will probably end up tossing when I get around to reviewing them. The nice thing is that each day a different guest blogger is featured at Tara’s blog to give us a healthy dose of inspiration.
Are you participating in STORYSTORM? Any other events you plan to participate in this year?