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Idea Spinner is your best defense against writer’s block.  Idea Spinner takes your raw ideas and expands them exponentially into a complete web of interconnected concepts.

Turn your raw ideas into fully developed concepts!

Idea spinner helps you alternate between your analytical mind and your creative mind, thereby sidestepping all logical and motivational obstacles to the development of your ideas.

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About the Idea Spinner Concept

Idea Spinner is based on concepts first presented in two articles on story development that were published on our web site.  These articles provide a great insight into the process and how to apply it.

Article one:  The Creativity Two-Step

Article two: Never Be Stuck for a Plot Again!

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Basic Instructions

Idea Spinner helps you avoid creative block and expand your ideas by shifting back and forth between your analytic mind and your creative mind.

When you open Idea Spinner you will see a single idea box.  Enter your idea, such as, “Aliens land on earth.”  Then, click the “Ask a question about this idea” button.  This will open a question box.  Enter a question about your original idea.  For our example about aliens we might ask, “Does anyone know about this?”  To ask another question about your idea, click the “Ask a question” button on the first box again.  A second question box will appear.  In our example we might ask, “In what year does this take place?”

The more questions we ask, the more starting points we create for new idea threads to spin into our overall concept.  Once you have asked all the questions you want about your idea, it is time to answer those questions.  To do this, click the “Provide an answer to this question” button on one of the question boxes to open an answer box.  In our example, we’ll click on the question, “Does anyone know about this?” and answer “Yes, but only one man and no one believes him.”  We’ll click the “Answer” button again and enter, “No, they have come in stealth.”

For every question you provide answers.  About every answer you ask questions.  Quickly you create an entire idea web that ultimately becomes a fully developed concept.

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Load this sample file to see how to use Idea Spinner.  Have a file you’d like to contribute?  We’ll post it here.

Sample file:  The Sheriff and the Gang

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