What is brainstorming?
Think of brainstorming as “brain dumping” or “free listing.” The goal of brainstorming is to list as many ideas as possible as fast as possible without judging the value of any of them. The writer wants to get as many ideas on paper as possible, and then after they are done they can choose whether or not they are really good ideas.
Brainstorming Practice One
Set a timer for 1 minute and list as many superhero names as you can. Then mix them up and create your own superhero names.
Brainstorming Practice Two
Imagine you are about to go on an adventure to defeat a dragon and rescue a princess. What should you take with you on your adventure? Set a timer for 1 minute and list as many items as you can.
Brainstorming Practice Three
Set a timer for 2 minutes and list the all the different ways you could escape from a locked room.
Go back to Brainstorm Practice Two and write a story about the adventure. The characters in your story may only use the items you brainstormed. Hopefully they will be well equipped.