I recently read a blog post that truly resonated with me, “The 4-Step System For Writing A Great Blog Post, Even If You Have Writers Block.” The basis of this post is to look inside of yourself and be curious about ideas that are personal or inspiring to write about. Basically write what you know.
Ever heard that before in a staff meeting? I sure have, and trust me it’s hard to understand. However, “story block” is real, so when it happens, I believe it’s a true learning opportunity to teach our students to have the capacity to create ideas on their own.
The following list of ideas to brainstorm is included in the article, and I believe is an approach our students could use to create story ideas for their publications.
- It’s a topic you are extremely passionate about.
- It’s a topic you came up with on your own.
- It’s a topic you talk about a lot when around people.
- It’s a topic you are truly an expert at from years of expertise.
- It’s a topic that is personal, or that you have learned from experience.
Everybody has a story, so stories are everywhere. However, we must have the curiosity and motivation to find them.
What systems do your students use to brainstorm story ideas? Share in the comments section and let us know!