Brainstorming 2018 is now just a mish-mash of notes and ideas brewing in the head of each of the four members of my brainstorming group. But wow, did we accomplish a lot.
If you’re late coming to the idea of brainstorming and what goes on, you can find lots about what we do here.
Meantime, here’s a quick refresher. My brainstorming group consists of Casey Daniels, Serena B. Miller, and Shelley Costa. Each of us gets two separate sessions of about two hours each to talk about an idea, a book in progress, issues of craft, or plans for a series. I talked about the next book I want to write for Mira and used both sessions to explore the ideas forming in my head.
Among us we write mystery, romance, women’s fiction, and Christian fiction. Genre doesn’t matter. Good books have so much more in common than not. That’s what we focus on. But this time, I thought I’d take actual notes on some of the odder things that were said as we worked. And despite what you might think, while some of us write mysteries, not all these quotes pertained to those books.
That said, I refuse to tell you who said what or why. You’ll understand. Here we go.
But we need to find a place to stow the body.
I think he went into an alternate universe.
I like the dead ex-wife.
If you know how to sew, you’ll never go hungry.
I can see someone shooting her. . .
Two murders are always better than one.
Do you want to hear a random fact about rabies?
There are only so many bodies you can find in the wall.
I’ve got body parts in the trunk of my car.
(And last, but not least. . .) I don’t want to write anything that doesn’t leave the reader with hope.