Ideas Are Not Story
I’ve had new writers ask me this a couple of times. They have a great and amazing idea which is super-exciting, and they start writing, and everything is going fine until they hit page 3. Then the story grinds to a halt. There is no way forward.
What the hell happened to that great idea?
An amazing idea for a novel hits you. This will be the most wonderful book ever.
Not so fast... Don't start writing yet.