How to Find Story Ideas | Julia Gousseva | Skillshare
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12 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

      1:11
    • Mistakes and Suggestions

      5:39
    • Writing about Yourself

      2:13
    • Writing about Your Surroundings

      2:56
    • Where to Get New Ideas

      2:34
    • What is a Good Idea?

      7:02
    • Exercise #1

      1:51
    • Exercise #2

      0:52
    • Exercise #3

      1:09
    • Exercise #4

      2:04
    • Exercise #5

      1:42
    • Conclusion

      0:31

About This Class

Do you want to try your hand at creative writing but not sure where to start? Do you have trouble coming up with ideas? Or do your ideas seem to vanish as soon as you sit down to write? Do you worry whether your ideas are good enough?

In this short class, I will show you a number of proven ways to generate ideas, develop them, and keep finding new ones. We will discuss the differences between good ideas and bad ideas and do a few fun writing exercises to spark your creativity.

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Julia Gousseva

College Teacher, Writer

I'm a writer, a reader, and a teacher. Creative writing is my passion, and you can often find me at work on a new project. I'm the author of Adventures of Alex and Katie children’s books, Anya’s Story historical fiction series, three mystery novels, and a book of short stories. My work has been published in Highlights for Children and The Sun Magazine.  A few years ago, I enjoyed a year-long assignment with the Tucson Citizen writing My Tucson column. My current proje...

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