Happy Sunday, WG2E-Land!
(D. D. here…) As part of our new WG2E Write Well Series, I thought it might be fun to have several of you create a short post on where you find the ideas to write your Ebooks.
In our Indie Epublishing World, being prolific – in other words, cranking out Ebooks with gusto – is a wonderful way to grow your readership.
But, cranking out more and more Ebooks means coming up with more and more ideas on which to base your stories.
Here’s how one of our fabulous WG2E-Land Peeps from The UK, Julie Day, does it…
Think “there’s plenty more fish in the sea”…
For some years now I’ve had the idea to write a series of romance stories based on proverbs. I got the chance to do so in October 2010 when a writer friend said she was setting up as an epublisher. She later decided to close it down, so I went ahead and started to self-publish them as ebooks. I had already written two stories, and revised those to fit the premise of the series, I decided to call ‘Geraldine’s Gems’.
I had the idea that when my character in this series, Geraldine, died and went to Heaven, she’d fall in love with her ex-love who’d also died. Because she falls in love again, she becomes a better person and wants to help her relatives back on Earth. With her eccentric helper Coco, she does a good turn for several people in her life, and so deserves one herself – based on the proverb ‘One Good Turn Deserves Another’.
Another story I’ve self-published is one I revised about a young woman who loses a baby after she’s heartbroken when her boyfriend and mother betray her. She is visited by the ghost of her dead aunt, who helps her realize that there are other men out there, and they aren’t all like her ex – based on the proverb, ‘There’s Plenty More Fish in the Sea’.
It’s Your Turn, WG2E-Land Peeps: Where do you get your story ideas?
The Best of WG2E Write Well Wishes — Julie Day
I live in SE London and am a full-time writer. I have been writing for 19 years and have had published reader letters in green, health and writing magazines, short stories in small press magazines Creature Features and Crystal, and on the websites ‘Box of Words’ and ‘alfiedog’. I have self-published two YA ebooks in a series called ‘The Guardian Angels,’ and two magical romance stories in a series called ‘Geraldine’s Gem’s’.
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