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Heavy on the songs part. I’ve been listening to songs lately and that gives me the vibe of my scene lol. But old dreams, that sounds interesting! :open_mouth:

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Very similar to you, I get inspiration from songs, dreams, and other stories I read. And very lately I’ve gotten some inspiration from shows I watch.

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I draw inspiration from the people, the ideas, the events, and the issues that I witness in real life. When writing a story (for Episode or for something else), I don’t usually plan out every scene. Once I start writing, the actions that the characters need to take next just… make sense. It’s all about knowing your characters. Let your characters introduce themselves to you. Be patient with yourself, and be willing to make changes as you go along.

I could do a whole essay on the things that gave me ideas for my main story Lady Episode: Rise of a Hero, that story has evolved so much from its first glimmer of an idea, and I have a strange sense of gratitude in being able to (someday soon) share this story (and my other stories) with the world.

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I get inspiration from shows, films and other type of plots that I enjoy. Like for example, I love How I Met Your Mother and love to see Romantic Comedies being slightly new and different and that was kind of the basis for my new story’s plot. I took the exes to lovers and turned it on its head. I wanted to show what it would be like for a tight group of friends who are split up because of MC’s rejection to marriage. Add the Ex going on a Celebrity dating reality show and that adds more to it. Because I am a lover of reality shows.

I have two playlists on Spotify :sweat_smile: So I totally get what you mean! Oh old dreams sounds so cool!

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Omg that plot sounds amazing :open_mouth::open_mouth: I would definitely read it!

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ha, definitely the music thing, especially for the current Episode story I’m working on. I’m not a ‘multiple spotify playlist’ type of dude, but this one just had to have one lol. But I also take a lot from my own ideas that haven’t had stories to go with but are already there to use (idk where those come from though.) Definitely mainly from other stuff I’ve read. Or watched! But that’s a bit more uncommon.

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Ahh tysm! <3 :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
I am posting it on June 22nd, on my birthday. I have two in the works, the other is more Vampire Diaries meets Spy Network/Bodyguards. Both have 4 LIs and the second one you can choose who you want to appear in the story and CC them (one of them is limited),
They are called Club for the Damned and How I Met Your Friends.
Then once those are done, I will release another called Curses! (Its like Howls Moving Castle meets Modern Fae World) but thats like not until later this year :sweat_smile:

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So many projects, that’s amazing!! I’ll definitely be looking forward to read 🩷🥰

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Omg, tysm. That’s made my day :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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I’m a huge music lover so that’s how I get the “tone” inspo for a story scene but it’s not how I come up with the entire story. Usually it’s just a random thought(s) that morphs into a story idea or (How I got inspo for my first story) from a dream I had, which can get interesting bc my dreams make no sense usually and or I can also lucid dream if I don’t like where my brains movie is going lol

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There’s so many ways. I could get it from reading an Episode story or I could get from watching a movie or TV show. Sometimes, ideas just pop in my head and I get inspiration that way.

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I just might do a besties to lovers story myself. It’s really an underrated trope.

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Dreams

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My inspiration comes from an idealization of something I would like to have lived, music helps a lot when visualizing a scene, films/books are also my source of inspiration when developing ideas.

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my overactive imagination :sweat_smile: :joy:

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I am more of a fantasy writer. The fantasy aspect is mixing multiple concepts from different books i’ve read that they take on a unique character. Some scenes in my story are inspired by music videos. The love story of the LI and MC is inspired by the love story of my own parents, actually.

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Okay so this thread just proved my point that every writer is a maladaptive daydreamer lmao. Songs really get me pacing around my room with my headphones on bc I can image the scene. But I also draw inpiration from other bodies of work.

Like I remember watching an episode of TVD where the 2 main characters found out they were actually dopplegangers destined to be together over all time. And I thought to myself huh.

Imagine a story where 2 souls we’re destined to be born and reborn again across time until the end of time? :thinking:

Thats the concept I built my story off. Rencarnation.

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Usually from songs that I hear, inspiration from movie/tv shows/books, sometimes I take inspiration from a movie or show that had an ending I didn’t like. I also have a very active imagination and come up with my ideas on the spot haha

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To be honest, from other stories I read or TV shows. I don’t copy them of course, but the general theme. Like I was super into reading book/stories about werewolf romance and on TV (vampire diaries/originals lol) and so I used that genre for my story because it’s what piqued my interest as a reader.

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