I’m sure most of you are familiar with the idea of stashing away scraps of paper with ideas, plots and plot bunnies on them for a rainy day. And it’s a great idea, because our writer brains are always working and we don’t always have the time or the frame to use the things that come to us. The problem I’ve always had with this is when I dig one of those scraps out… I remember it. I remember it, remember the context under which it was written and why I decided to put it aside instead of using it right then.
And remembering why I didn’t use it makes me want to not use it, and before you know it, I’m disappointed sitting amid scraps of discarded paper.
So let’s do this: let’s exchange plot bunny jars and see what we can make from someone else’s stories. No re-writing anything, no adding context. A pure and simple exchange of story seeds. Who’s in?
Also! I’ve created a new Instagram account! It’s still figuring my way around the app and my community is in the single digits, so I’d love to follow any of you who are on there. Find me here.