Extract from Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast episode 009 (Oct 2010) – ideas

In this section of the hints & tips podcast I provide a couple of story ideas or ways to get new ideas then list seven sentence starts picked at random from my http://twitter.com/sentencestarts; each one, if you’d like to use them, for a daily writing project.

  • Children love animals so either think about an animal that isn’t written about very often (can you think of a famous giraffe for example?) or perhaps pick an ordinary animal and give it a twist (perhaps a blue dog?).
  • Take an ordinary every-day household object, for instance a clock, and make something unusual or magical about it.

And episode 9’s sentence starts were…

1.    Irene clung for control as the tyre burst…

2.    Zara wondered whether she’d make it in time…

3.    “Guess who turned up at ______ today?”…

4.    It was only one pay packet…

5.    Matthew (or Marion) looked in the mirror and winced…

6.    As the window shattered, scattering glass…

7.    Sharon signed the paperwork and knew life would never be the same again…

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