HARD!! Did you know that even some ketchups have gluten???
Adults make changes with a big more acceptance than kids. When the fam runs from across the house at the words, “Supper,” they are expecting to get more than limp noodles.
Let’s just say the first few attempts at finding rice type noodles were a bit disgusting. I didn’t know pasta could look so brown and slimy.
To my gluten free readers out there, I just want to say we have finally found the not slimy, yummy-enough-for-all-of-us-to-eat rice noodle. And now I’ve learned enough great recipes that I don’t always have to cook in two separate pots.
Those first limp-noodle experiences got me to thinking about our sometimes limp stories. Yes, I know a bit left field, but let’s face it we sometimes need to lead a limp noodle revolt.
5 Brainstorming Tips for a Limp Story:
*Set a timer and brainstorm a list of all of the reasons you feel your story is limp. Why would you focus on what’s wrong with your story? Because sometimes we don’t even know ourselves what seems off until we start to talk about it. Once you get it all out there it likely won’t be shouting as loudly.
*Identify the top three contributors to the limp feel of your story. You can’t possibly work on everything at once. If you address the biggest culprits, often that will resolve the problem.
*Brainstorm in individual sessions each of these problem areas. It would be helpful at this stage to brainstorm with a buddy or two. Sometimes a set of fresh eyes will bring new ideas to light.
*Look for opposites. In the most boring parts of your story look for a way to turn a element on its end.
*Infuse a creative spin or information. Go back and research the area where your story is set, or the time period. Look for something you and others don’t know. By infusing some new original information you may find more available conflict, a new profession, or even a subplot to add punch to your story.