Discussion Topic #1 - The Idea
When I was younger, I used to imagine myself far away: a spaceship jumping from one adventure to another, or lands filled with magic, fighting villains and slaying monsters. Sometimes the inspiration would come from a television show or cartoon, a movie or a book. Other times it would be something I observed, took note of and used it as a starting point for a story.
The idea is one of the most important aspects of writing. But where do we get these ideas? Do you have a specific technic? Or simple sit down in front of your computer and start writing? Do you keep a journal? Or a dream book that you look at to create a story? How do you come up with your ideas for a story?