Writing Excuses 8.16: Brainstorming with Brandon Again

We’re going to try brainstorming with Brandon again, because that last story didn’t grab him. There’s a lesson there, but let’s move on…

Our story seed is “psychic birds.” Brandon asks us to start with plotting, but we have to do a little world-building first, locking down some of the bird abilities, and their scope. Then we wrestle with conflict, and the need for a good ending.

Play

Come up with an animal that both swims and flies. But not a duck.

A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. LeGuin, narrated by Rob Inglis