Sunday, July 12, 2015

Story Ideas Are Everywhere!

Last weekend I celebrated the 4th of July in a non-traditional way. I attended a small town parade. This was a first for me and it was wonderful!  Although I've read about many people going to 4th of July parades, I've never had the chance to attend one.

The town is only about an hour away from where I live. A friend of my husband's lives there and  invited us to come and watch the parade. Due to a change in our normal plans, we gladly accepted.

Of course, many things I saw triggered my writer's creativity. Here are a few story ideas I came up with while watching the parade.

Hero occupation: Restore antique tractors

Heroine occupation/hobby: Parade planner. Story line: Town wants to cancel the annual parade.

Hero or Heroine could be a 4H Leader and are trying to help a trouble teen.

Hero and Heroine are competitors in a BBQ contest.

Heroine is trying to raise money for a community memorial garden. The Hero plans to expand his company on the site.

The heroine plans an elaborate float and has to ask the hero, a local carpenter she doesn't get along with, for help.

The parade lasted one and gave many ideas to consider for a short story or a book. What is the last event you attended that gave you a story idea?

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