Find A Bunch of Story Starters
In case you were wondering…
What do Story Starters look like?
Story Starters are ideas you thought of. They can be broad themes, activities, or short, discrete events. You’ll use the questions on the next page to come up with a bulleted list that looks something like this:
- Cookie fail
- Supermarket helpful lady
- Timmy broke glasses
- Winning spelling bee
- Making greeting cards
- Want to be a large animal vet
Anything and everything goes.
Story Starters don’t have to make sense to anyone but you.
If I add an idea to my list, does it mean I have to write about it?
No. It’s just an idea.
Can I include ideas I’ve heard colleges hate (like sports, service trips, grandpa, death, politics, religion, etc.)?
Sure. They’re just ideas.
I haven’t done anything big or special. Am I doomed?
No. Most teens don’t. You’re good.
I don’t have anything to write about. Am I doomed?
No. You have 16 or 17 years of life behind you and have plenty to write about. We’ll help you find it.
I already know what I want to write about. Can’t I just skip this step?
No. Really? Come on…you already want to skip the first step?
Keep it simple. Don’t overthink. Follow the instructions on the next page, and you’ll have what you need!