Today we’re here to talk plot bunnies…what are they and why do both of us despair of ever catching up on writing all the story ideas we have. We have so many ideas, both seeing news items and getting all excited about how characters fit into the stories.
Take the All Star Weekend for instance. Every January the big names in hockey all join together in one place and play a skills competition, and three-on-three games. It’s a fun weekend and you get to see people who are rivals on ice, play around and laugh, and play up on old rivalries.
So, Vicki and I get talking about All Star… and wouldn’t it be cool if Tennant ended up at the weekend… and then it just snowballed…
This snowballing thing happens to RJ and I quite a bit. We’ll be talking about one thing and then before we know it, another book is in the works! It’s really amazing how inspiration can strike like a bolt out of the blue one day, and then on the next you’ll be sitting there staring at that page with nothing to say. Thankfully, those bad days are few and far between for us it seems. We have so many ideas we may never be able actually write them all. We’re going to give it our best shot though!
The problem is that there are two of us finding articles. Only this week we had a coach who mic’d up his little boy as the boy played hockey. He couldn’t have been more than four or five, and he reminded us of Noah (Stan and Erik’s boy) and suddenly we have another book, or at least a short story. We exchange ideas through twitter, FB, email… you name it and it’s very easy to find something exciting and to press *send*.
We do tend to keep each other well-informed about cool things. Or even controversial things in the world of ice hockey. Anything that might make a book or short story pop. I think that’s one of the best things about co-authoring, that constant stream of ideas. It’s really amazingly inspirational.
We have a Google doc that we keep updated. In fact we have several. The main one for the Railers series, then two others – one for the current Owatonna series, and another for the Rush team (our free weekly serials). I guess we’ll need to start a new one for our next series (book 1 due with you September 29th)
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