Lynn Blackmar

Fight The Biggest Monster – Coming Up With Useable Ideas, pt. 3

How can we create a story that readers will remember? What makes readers want to keep reading, and eventually come back for more of your stories?

The key is fighting the biggest monster in the story — finding the scariest or most challenging thing for the main character to face.

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In The Idea Game – Coming up with Useable Ideas, pt. 1, we discussed finding a place to keep all your ideas. This step is crucial, because you need somewhere you can return again and again to store and grab ideas.

But where should you start finding ideas for stories? There are lots of ways, but focusing first on what you enjoy should sit at the center. It should also be the first place to return when you are feeling dry.

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At every convention, through email, and in writers’ communities, one question gets asked more than any other – how do you get ideas?

I have no trouble with developing ideas, just finding the time to actually use them. My idea file has maybe 100+ unused ideas for novels and stories.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring idea generation and brainstorming. I hope you will find it useful not just for writing, but for any creative endeavor.

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Surfer Girl is now FREE!

Can an ordinary girl become a spy?

Find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Sony, and Smashwords.

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Can we take a moment to appreciate this?

Sometimes I grieve for the silliness that didn’t make it into the movies.

(via achildofmodernage)

(Source: towerofpimps, via doubletroublephelps)

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Surfer Girl is FREE for 3 days!

FREE through Sunday, Surfer Girl, the first book in the Misfit Spies series, is available now for Amazon Kindle.

Surfer Girl: Misfit Spies, Book 1

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One more free day!

Last day to get Surfer Girl FREE, available now for Amazon Kindle.

College surfer Arena Schmidt transforms from weather nerd to secret agent when she discovers she’s the only person who can use a top-secret technology. Her geeky new team is the laughingstock of the CIA, but they win her over with their loyalty, their charm, and their scorn for protocol. She finds herself in the middle of high-speed chases and gunfights, on the run from a devious group out to claim her and the technology for their own.

Surfer Girl: Misfit Spies, Book 1

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Surfer Girl is FREE for 2 days!

FREE for Friday and Saturday, Surfer Girl, the first book in the Misfit Spies series, is available now for Amazon Kindle.

Surfer Girl: Misfit Spies, Book 1

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Surfer Girl Available on Amazon!

Surfer Girl, the first book in the Misfit Spies series, is available now for Amazon Kindle.

Surfer Girl will be FREE on Amazon Friday and Saturday, so be sure to drop by and pickup a copy. Also free, the founding short story, Misfit, will be available starting next week.

Surfer Girl: Misfit Spies, Book 1

College surfer Arena Schmidt tries to stop the kidnapping of her roommate, unintentionally revealing herself as the only person who can use a top-secret stolen technology. She wakes up in a government facility indebted to the least likely group of spies, and the CIA threatens to take everything she loves unless she exchanges her perfectly planned life for service to her country. The group wins her over with their loyalty, their charm, and their complete abandonment of protocol while she realizes she’s in danger of losing her heart as well. A shadowy group threatens the Misfits, as they are known, and Arena is targeted for her special ability. Can this group of costume-wearing, computer-game-playing spies confront a conspiracy intent on ruining them and the CIA?

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