If you are a writer then you should be proud of yourself because not everyone is skilled to write. There are some people who actually wish that they can write their thoughts down but because they usually find it hard to express their thoughts on paper, they end up doing nothing.
One of the greatest dreams of writers is to make sure that they will have a story that is unique and different from all the others that have been done before. You have to make sure that you will create something that has never been written earlier and if in case there are some similarities with other stories that you have read, perhaps you may want to change the stories a bit to accommodate your needs.
You have to remember that there will be days when your mental engine will have some issues. You will not always have ideas that you know will be worth reading but remember that there are still some things that you can do in order to think of unique concepts. Having an idea may not be as easy as having a tax refund but at least you know that once you find a brilliant idea, you can already work on it and make it your own.
Here are some of the things that should be remembered:
- Make it a point to be ready when an idea comes.
You have to remember that ideas may occur in different situations. You may be relaxing on the beach when you would suddenly have a brilliant idea that you know you just have to write about. How can you be prepared for it? You may always reach for your phone and using an app, place your idea there. This way, you will not forget it. This is also the same when you dreamed of an idea or concept, you may always have a notebook and pen handy so that you can write down your idea.
- Be inspired by current events.
You have to remember that there are different things that are happening in this world now that you probably never thought would happen but through these current events, you may become inspired with various ideas that will be great for your story. Make sure that you will do enough research about the event once you become interested in it.
- Read different books.
There will be moments when upon reading a certain book, you can think of something that is somewhat related to it but entirely different at the same time. This can be a good thing as long as you would make the effort to make your story different from what you have read. Otherwise, you would only be copying another author’s idea.
You have to remember that when it comes to stories, there are different elements that are available and it would be up to you to mix these elements together. You can be sure that you will come up with concepts that is entirely your own.