Authors use many different methods to brainstorm ideas for their writing. Here are two techniques I use while I’m preparing to start a new manuscript or while writing it.
1. Before going to sleep, I review what notes I’ve made or where I left off in my manuscript. This gives me a chance to noodle on it over night. The subconscious often presents me with some excellent ideas this way.
2. I’m a morning writer. After I complete my work, I often take a walk around noon. In addition to my exercise, this is a good brainstorming time for me. I take a pad of paper and a pen, and when an idea strikes me. I stop and write it down.