Story Sparks (Paperback)

Finding Your Best Story Ideas and Turning Them Into Compelling Fiction

By Denise Jaden

New World Library, 9781608685097, 184pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2017



Find rock-solid story ideas before you start writing

Anyone who has been hamster-wheeling a story idea for years or has hundreds of pages exploring various approaches on their hard drive knows that there must be a better way. There is. Young adult novelist Denise Jaden shows exactly how to create the captivating stories that prevent dispiriting wasted time. Busting the "visitation from the muses" myth, she shows that inspiration is a skill writers can learn by understanding how story ideas work (or don't), fertilizing the ground for fresh and sound ideas, and moving swiftly through stuck points. Practical and inspiring, Jaden's approach celebrates the imaginative sparks that make innovations of all kinds possible while pinpointing the precise tools writers need to fan their unique creative flames.

About the Author

Denise Jaden fast-drafted her first YA novel, Losing Faith, in twenty-one days during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Her second fast-drafted novel was published in 2012. The author of Fast Fiction, she lives near Vancouver, BC.