Ralphs Take: How to get new ideas for your book

  1. New location

A change of scene will do you good! Get those creative juices flowing by venturing out of your office or house and find a new place to write. The new smells, sounds, sights, and feel will push you to expand your imagination and explore new ideas.sylvesterstake 2

  1. People watch

People are fascinating creatures. Their quirks, mannerisms, and perceptions are great resources when it comes to creating new characters.  Grab your notepad or computer and venture out to a busy location and just watch how people interact. You’ll be surprised by how many qualities you find for your characters.

  1. Just write

When you find yourself struggling to write, just write. Sounds funny, but just sitting and letting words, any words, flow from your pen will get your mind moving and hopefully help to break through any blockages you may be having. Plus, you never know what ideas you have hidden at the back of your mind!sylvestertake1

  1. Find your voice

Figure out what you’re most passionate about. It’s harder to write about a subject that you have no interest in compared to something that holds great meaning to you.  Readers can tell when you are furiously passionate about a subject and will become as enthralled in it as you are if you share!

  1. Step outside of your comfort zone

Are you used to writing from a female’s perspective? Do you always use the same words and style? Expand your comfort zone and push yourself to try new things and adventure into new realms.  Reach new heights, break the limits!