Okay, so my main novel is one I will never let go, but it is so large! (each novel would be 500pages ++ and it would require a trilogy, or even more) So therefore I wanted to write something on a smaller scale, perhaps a fantasy story with 250-350 pages, just as a thing to work on to improve my writing and perhaps it will even give me ideas for my main novel. (even though I got it mostly figured out) How do you brainstorm? When I first made my novel I had a particular scene in my head for around two weeks till I finally wrote it down, then it expanded and expanded. I had no idea I would ever work on something as large as my main novel is. (think LotR, ASoIaF, WoW in size, filled with an entire world etc) I digress, so how do you brainstorm? I felt very much like winter, so that's one clue I got for my new fantasy novel.