…today I came across a great idea generator not only for email topics, but fiction too.
Take an idea I came upon today….
‘Florida man kills himself with weather balloon.’
Seems, said man, committed suicide – and wanting a payout from his life insurance – tied his gun to a weather balloon in the hope that it would float away, looking like he was murdered instead.
Unfortunately his browsing history gave away the game.
While the story is sad, it’s a great idea for a murder mystery book. – Imagine your ace detective stepping in (doing a Jessica Fletcher) and solving the crime when no one else can.
Or putting a modern spin on it, throw in a drone, and you’ve got a murderer killing his victims from miles away.
Or what about someone finding a downed weather balloon with a USB drive attached to it. – A nice thriller idea.
Or a child attaching a note to it, looking for someone to take care of their lonely and miserable father. – Romance
The story ideas are endless.
So how do you find these stories?
Simply Google ‘Florida man + month + date.’
The search above came from Googling my wife’s date of birth.
Now, while you might end up with a great idea, you may be wondering….’How can I write a book with this scene in it?’
PS – It’s also a great blog post idea generator, hence today’s post. 🙂