Comic In Progress: Codename KYUSS

IDEATOBER

I've admitted it before, but it bears repeating: I love coming up with new story ideas and developing them. Basically everything prior to actually writing the script. I love writing as well, but once a project gets to the script, its a commitment and while there's still room for some exploration, the outline is pretty much set.

But with developing an idea, there's infinite room for exploration and research. A fledgling idea can be anything and everything before it's eventually trimmed down. There's joy in letting your mind go wild.

Comic book writer Justin Jordan has been promoting an Inktober kind of prompt-a-day for writers. He calls it Ideatober. Each day for the month of October, you come up with an idea based on the day's prompt. And so far, it's been a blast.

This is what I do, so you can play along at home. The prompts are at the end fo this post. I write the prompt of the day at the top of a piece of paper. Then I give myself 10 minutes to write a premise for a story based on that prompt. The premise is more than just a single sentence log line. It's at most 5 sentences describing the basics of the plot, setting, and characters. Enough information that, if I forget about these notes and rediscover them later, I have a solid re-launching point to develop the story even further.

IDEATOBER PROMPTS (the numbers below correspond with the date, so prompt 1 was for October 1st and prompt 31 will be for October 31st. But don't feel confined by the one-a-day structure).

  1. PUG
  2. WHALE
  3. FRAUDULENT
  4. ONOMATOPOEIA
  5. JETPACK
  6. UNICORN
  7. SUBLIME
  8. VORTEX
  9. DECISION
  10. EVISCERATE
  11. RECURSION
  12. SANITATION
  13. HAMMER
  14. SPATULA
  15. PARADOX
  16. GENERATE
  17. EYES
  18. STAR
  19. CONTORTIONIST
  20. STRINGS
  21. FALL
  22. CHONK
  23. SERENDIPITY
  24. SALT
  25. PENGUIN
  26. SOCIAL
  27. SENESCENCE
  28. DECADENT
  29. ALBATROSS
  30. PARANOIA
  31. GOSPEL

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