"Where do you get your ideas?" New writers ask this of pros all the time. Their answers often vary from the trite to the uncivil to the dismissive, but seldom answer. Where do ideas come from—and how do you translate them into stories? Ken Rand has applied 35-plus years as a reporter, writer, editor and teacher, and has written and sold millions of words, exploring that question. At last, in a plain, unambiguous voice, with humor and authority, here’s your answer.
Theory: Learn where all writers, from Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling, get story ideas. It’s the same source and method you can tap—right now.
Practice: Learn how to go from idea to story—instantly, repeatedly, effortlessly, profitably—and do it again and again. Pros know this; now you know it too!
Where do you get your ideas? You’re holding the answer right now.
Bonus: an end to writers block; and a fresh beginning of innovative, fun storytelling. Equipment needed: none. Not even a pencil! Here’s why—and how!
"Ken’s presentation on idea generation is as practical, inspirational and engrossing as anything I’d ever heard..." —James Van Pelt
"Rand’s readable style is peppered with references to and quotes by writers from Raymond Chandler to Carl Jung. If you follow his lead, you too may be able to optimize your writing productivity, moving from idea to story and then be able to say, “the story wrote itself.” —The Goblin Market