Great ideas can develop when you give yourself a few restrictions and just write it down!
You may encounter procrastination, but just set that timer for 10 minutes and do it. Grab a piece of paper or digital device or journal…Stop procrastinating and just do it for 10 minutes. Start with a prompt like:
1. How would I tell this story to my best friend?
2. Use your senses. What colour predominates? How do things smell?
3. If you already have a story idea, write for 10 minutes to expand each part of the idea so far.
4. Think of a metaphor that is acting in your story. Are you incorporating symbolism of any kind? Is there a story inside the story? Write about it.