What would you say is the most important tool for a writer?
Grammar and style guides? ..............
Obviously, there isn't one true answer to that question because a writer, a good writer at least, needs many tools to develop their craft and create their world.
But, I'd say having a good idea for a story is pretty damn important. And since I'm too
tired and lazy to think of a better segue, (i.e., I'm out of ideas :P ) I've tacked on a short clip below about the power of ideas.
If you think about it, without ideas there are no stories. Without ideas there is no forward thinking. Without ideas we cannot break down mental barriers, nor can we continue to progress. Without ideas we basically have--nothing.
Anyway, I like the message in the video and it's interesting to think of it as it pertains to writing. What do you think?