tropesarenotbad asked: There is no such thing as a “good idea” and a “bad idea”. If I gave you the idea of “A boy becomes an orphan and uses his fortune to fight crime in a bat costume because he believes criminals are superstitious”, and you *didn’t* know Batman was a wildly popular series, would you consider it a “good idea”? I doubt it. “Good” and “bad” is in the execution— not the idea. (As for how you get ideas period, just start asking “what if”. To anything and everything)
Agreed. The “good”ness of an idea comes from the execution, not the existence of the idea itself.
Some WriteWorld articles (and help from writers WriteWorld trusts) on ideas:
I think that about covers it!