Usually in movies, a conspiracy theorist is made to look foolish and ludicrous. They’re either depicted as almost mentally unstable or as comedy relief.
But, in the world of books, conspiracy theorists could actually be the Gods of writing. I kid you not! This is the truth.
These are individuals who don’t simply see something unusual and just shrug it off with a simple – “I wonder what happened.”
Instead, conspiracy theorists run through every possibility, no matter how ridiculous it may sound to others, of what could explain a certain occurrence.
As a writer, you could highly benefit from being a conspiracy theorist. I’ve been trying to work conspiracies and prophecies into my story and it’s taking some practice but the amount of possibilities I’ve opened up to the plot by simply speculating has been phenomenal.
I’ve been working on a strategy that not only improves how easily you think up explanations for events but also improves creative thinking. Today, I’ve been going through old mementos from my parents past and just thinking up stories as to what it could represent, how they got ahold of it and where it was found or made.
Do this for just 15 minutes a day, every day, and I’m more than certain you’ll unleash the creativity within you. Heck, pull up a few stories on the net or scan a newspaper and try to piece together what could have been the motive and conspiracy behind an unfortunate murder or robbery.
It’s fun and you’ll gain a new skill that can help you write juicier plots!
Oh, by the way, today has been a productive day! Not only did I manage to go out and sort some errands, I also managed to fit in a workout session and wrote almost 3000 words! I’m loving the feeling attached to progress. Once you get started, the more you work, the better you feel and the easier it becomes!
If you’re feeling lazy or had a long day, try and fit in some time to write regardless. If you work when it feels tough, you’ll never face the issue of not being able to write religiously. If anything, it will become an irreplaceable part of your life.
Oops, I got carried away! Sorry for the lecture haha!
Anyway, have a great weekend and don’t quit on those resolutions…just yet! 😉