I have come up with some crazy ideas over the years. Some of the ideas I have tried to turn into stories, others I have known from the beginning would never make it beyond the initial idea stage.
Even knowing I’m not going to take the idea any further, I still like to write them down and put them into the idea folder. Reading this folder when I’m at my most uninspired can sometimes strike the spark that helps get me writing again.
If not I can always use a couple of my ideas in a wordpool to source better ideas that are more suited to what I want to write about. What is a wordpool you ask? Basically you list whatever comes into your head, most people give themselves a time limit for this – I find 15 minutes is more than enough. You then look through the wordpool and pick out words, phrases, sentences that inspire you.