Hi this is Pietro. Would you like your
story to be terrible? I do. Don’t be afraid of getting bad ideas,
they can always get better. Befriend the bad version, the
embarrassingly bad version. Me and some writer friends we call it: The Donkey. You would hear us
pitching some ideas with phrases like The Donkey is that he hides
her in the closet. It works great with using cliches as examples like “He spills coffee on her and their eyes meets” or “The Donkey is that he gets shot but turns
out he was wearing a bulletproof vest”. Terrible, right? Yes, that’s what you need. Something to work on and something
to share what you’re aiming for. It’s freeing and it puts everyone at ease. They start sharing their bad ideas and
you’ll be surprised how much bringing something new to the table can do.
Someone else can take your bad idea and turn it into something great. So, how do you write a great story? You write the bad version and then you fix it.