How I Grow Ideas – Guest Post by, Traci Kenworth…

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I grow ideas in stages. Usually, I’ll get a peek at a character or a scene plays through my dreams, mind and I write that down. I let that simmer awhile until another piece comes to me. And another. Each time letting the idea build in my subconscious. Sometime months go by without anything more. Sometimes years. All at once, another idea will occur to me. Once the idea has caught my attention again at this point, I begin to play with the idea.

Like my future project. I started with an idea. From there, I went on to working on the characters. I’m still going through their profiles. I ask them questions after finding their greatest need and their greatest fear. The questions aren’t too complicated. Just things meant to get to know the character. Sometimes, the questions…

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4 thoughts on “How I Grow Ideas – Guest Post by, Traci Kenworth…

    1. I used to do that. Every book is different though and sometimes you have to conquer them a different way! Even though I follow an outline, it’s not rigid and a lot of times the path might change. I listen to the character if it feels right. I do have a main plot that I follow through though. I find I take tons of notes before, during, after, and especially when editing.


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