Welcome to episode 4 of Scratch Paper!
Have you always wanted to write a novel, but not known where to begin?
Ever wondered: how do writers get ideas big enough for a novel? Do you need an idea to start?
This episode kicks off a series called How to Get Started Writing a Novel. Go from zero to the first ten pages of your novel in the next five episodes.
In this episode (episode 4), we’ll talk about getting ideas. Next week, more ideas–then onto outlining, drafting, and research.
Listen in for prompts, ideas, and examples of ways to brainstorm a novel-sized story. We’ll talk about place–whether it’s a small place (like your house) or a big place (like Malaysia), place is a great way to start thinking about a story. I’ll give you place-related prompts and examples of how I get ideas from place to help you get started.
Grab a notebook and a pen and listen in!
Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella is a good example of a book where someone wants to live somewhere different but can’t.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte