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Two suggestions for getting your thoughts going:
Try sitting down with a piece of paper and a pen (preferably) or a blank page on your computer. Set a timer and write everything that comes to mind without stopping for 10 minutes. Just write your thoughts. That activates your thoughts which makes them malleable. This isn't about 'what to write about' yet, it's just an exercise to dump everything going on so it's not a distraction.
Start a doc (I keep a shortcut to mine on my desktop) for 'Timed Writings'. Get a timer or hourglass (I prefer my 15-minute hourglass) and every day pick something you'd like to write about and just go for 5, 10, 15 minutes without stopping. Write about anything: preserved lemons, demonic influence of ballpoint pens, the neighbor who was walking their dog past your house, parakeets, time-traveling toast, etc. Make stuff up and write about it for 15 minutes a day.
After you've done that for a week or so see if you're starting to get an idea of what pulls at you, what would you really LIKE to write? I'd love if you did this and came back and said how it went.
The more often I write, the more I want to write, the more ideas that I generate. I think this can work for you as well.
Your welcome!Love how contagious inspiration can be. Your post about your new project made me recall the time my sister mixed up baking powder and baking soda in a recipe. Result: not good. I think I'll write up a short-short about that hysterical event. Thank you! Oh, just thought of another funny cooking incident . . .
I enjoy humor with real storiesWhen i first had my 'idea' i had no plan of what to do ...i just wrote. As time passed i researched. I had what i wanted in my mind, had stories in my mind, subplots developed all the time, characters and characteristics forming as the weeks and months passed.
What i really suggest is start small. Write short stories, something that takes a week. Work on your story for a few days, edit the best you can, revise it to the best you can and then see what others say on how to improve it. Then alter it and start another short story.
The aim of these is to build your writing style, what interests you. Humour ... great, real stories ... good too ... write what makes you engaged and it will translate onto paper.