There are a lot of books out there, and many of them stem from two or three concepts that are not always clear to the reader. These concepts, of course, come together to form an idea for a novel or a short story and give the reader something worth reading. But there’s something that they never tell you when it comes to creating an idea for a book.
To be honest, ideas are cheap.
When I say that, I’m paraphrasing Brandon Sanderson’s lectures at BYU. What Sanderson was discussing in that particular lecture was how we as writers generate ideas for a strong storyline. The truth is, a good writer can take a terrible idea and make a wonderful book out of it. Jim Butcher did this. His Codex Alera novels are something of a combination of Pokémon and the lost Roman legion. The books are all bestsellers.
So, you can write about anything if you approach it the right way. The idea doesn’t matter. All that matters is the writer and their imagination.
If you like what you see, don’t forget to reblog and follow. See you guys next time.