Book Ideation: What is it?
THE QUINTESSENCE OF AN IDEA:
Perhaps you have a ‘hook’ for a book, but, just like Peter Pan’s shadow, the idea darts away from your grasp just when you think you have it pinned down. This is the point at which budding authors possessing great stories become discouraged. Sometimes they never lift the pen from the inkwell again, nor dare to think that they could execute on that initial epiphany.
Our Blue Sky Book Ideation service seeks to help guide authors through this tricky minefield, pinning the idea down, examining it and expanding it to something authentic and commercial. For the production of the writing to begin, you need this idea in place so that you can use it as map for your writing journey ahead—The JQ Agency will help to make this map for you.
WHAT YOU AND YOUR IDEA CAN EXPECT TO FACE DURING A SESSION OF BLUE SKY BOOK IDEATION:
We will ideate your book from the very first spark, leading you through early brainstorming phases, narrative structures, chapter breakdowns and more.
The spark might be your story or the story of someone else. More broadly, it may be an industry topic specific to your life, or a great novel concept that you need to build into a sustainable narrative.
To challenge your idea so that it may expand and flourish we will discuss and probe its themes, commercial potential, character arcs and credible conflict. For works of fiction, we will consider what tropes of the desired genre it will look to satisfy, what books are comparable, how to make your cast varied and compelling, and to what extent the themes and content are dynamic and relatable to modern concerns.
WHY CHOOSE THIS SERVICE?
You want to write a book but would like some help developing a road map. This is a blue sky thinking session with an industry professional who knows what hooks a reader, and what sells.
Brainstorming produces remarkable results, throwing up new ideas and twists that you may not have previously thought of.
This is ideal for writers who have the quintessence of an idea, but who need a little help in unleashing it.
Whether it is a management book, a memoir, or a work of fiction, whatever it may be it all begins with an idea.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Brainstorm Your Plot
Price: 240 GBP for a three-hour brainstorming session either face-to-face at our office the St James's quarter of London, over telephone, Zoom, Skype or Google Hangout.
STILL NOT SURE?
If you have your manuscript, but would like Joey and the team to provide editorial work such as Manuscript Assessment, Copy-editing and Developmental Editing, or Query Letter Review, click on the button below.
If you want Joey in your corner to offer guidance on all of the above, see Author Coaching.
If you think you have the idea, and you want to explore the possibility of commissioning Joey and the team to ghost your book, see our page on Ghostwriting.