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Brainstoryum (Inspiration for Creative Writing)

12 EpisodesProduced by Anna TizardWebsite

What is inspiration? Can we learn to be more inspired? YES! By exercising our imaginations and pushing them beyond their usual limits.Award-winning dreampunk and contemporary fantasy author Anna Tizard explores the enigma of inspiration, mixing profound ideas with zany humour.She also plays the surr… read more


#8. What Happens Next (Part 2) - The Midnight Ship: Developing New Story Ideas After the Initial Brainstorm

Following episode no. 7 where Anna Tizard read out the first part of The Midnight Ship, today she explores the wonderful ideas for "what happens next" in this new story, with contributions from indie authors Tammy Nieuwoudt, Alessandro Bozzo and Mariah Bell (M. L. White). 

Discussion includes: how beginnings and endings are intertwined; why character is so important even in a short story; and why it's worth pausing after your first venture into a new draft story to consider ALL your story development options.

Plus: 3 rounds of the zany surrealist word game Exquisite Corpse, for brand new, unique, and imagination-bending story ideas that will get you writing!

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