1. thatdifficultfirstnovel
    Offline

    thatdifficultfirstnovel New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    2

    Magazines for inspiration?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by thatdifficultfirstnovel, Sep 1, 2015.

    Wasn't sure where to put this, and as I didn't want it just to be about Sci-Fi, I though general writing might make most sense.

    I did have a subscription to New Scientist, with the idea being that some of the stories within the magazines would allow me to generate ideas for (primarily sci-fi) novels. However, I'm beginning to think a bit wider now.

    The question is - what magazines do people read in order to try and generate usable ideas? Are there any other particularly good magazines I should keep an eye out for?

    This can be extended to Twitter, Youtube channels - anything really outside of TV/Film that might generate ideas for you.
     
  2. Bookster
    Offline

    Bookster Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Right between the eyes
    For a time, I assigned myself the task of writing one story each month based an something I read in that month's Scientific American. There was always something usable.
     
  3. thatdifficultfirstnovel
    Offline

    thatdifficultfirstnovel New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    2
    Yeah, that was pretty much what I was thinking of doing - making myself write to a specific topic each week/month so as to practice.
     
  4. OurJud
    Offline

    OurJud Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,028
    Likes Received:
    942
    Location:
    England
    If it doesn't have to be inspiration solely for sci-fi, I quite like Fortean Times - good for horror writers.

    http://subscribe.forteantimes.com/
     

Share This Page