How to Come Up with Plot Ideas

photo by Ales Krivec

We’ve all been there.

We’ve come up with an idea that we love – maybe it’s a character, maybe it’s an aesthetic board, maybe we even have the basic story premise. But plot? I don’t know her.

This happens to me all the time, and it’s my least favorite part of writing. Thankfully as the sun has started to come back in the Midwest I’ve felt more motivated, and my plotters block is starting to disappear.

That said, I still see other writers talking about this.

So here are a few of my tried-and-true methods to get past these hurdles. Some are easy, some aren’t. But these have all worked for me at least once in the past.

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