Eating Your Ideas This November?

How was your weekend? Mine went well, even though the shopping trip was a bit short this weekend, and I was in two places in Missouri taking time off the week before that (not at the same time, I might add).

I met a lot of new people, had a lot of fun, and learned some things from others’ perspectives over the past couple weeks. I was actually in a place without wi-fi and enjoyed it. (Gasp!) I have to admit, indoor plumbing is my cut-off–without that, I’m a little bit stuck. A dude I know introduced me to his and his wife’s in-laws, who happened to be where I was. And they’re really cool people.

After the mountain of laundry and other stuff I had to take care of when I got back, things got a bit out of hand for a while–but I think it’s all sorted out now, pretty much.

Anyway, let’s get to it…

Today is the first of November. October of 2016 has been swept and chronicled, and I hope you made it awesome. And yay, I get to blog on the first day of a new month, which is cool.

The first of November also means it’s the start of National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. The time of the year when people decide to plop down and write out 50,000 words in one month (taking all 31 days, that’s about 1,613 words per day, or 2.174 if you skip the weekend).

I don’t know if you’re doing that, or if you have an outline, or want to scoot along on your pantlegs the whole way.

But I do know people need ideas–everyone does. It’s like eating and drinking–what goes in has to come out sooner or later. If they’re not used, they can be stored for later. They can also be recycled and shifted once they do come out–you can use an email subject line to start a character sketch, use a place where the character grew up to write a plot for another character, use the mindset you have when you write bullets for a sales letter to pull readers into your fiction, and what-have-ya.

Which is why to kick off November, I decided to have The Writer’s Key: 50 Prompts and Other Strategies to Jumpstart Your Fiction for free on Amazon today and tomorrow.

If you like what you’ve read, reviews are appreciated.

If you get stuck on anything when you write, just remember that one piece of writing can be isolated and morphed into something else. And that could be just what you need to get going again.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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