I’m constantly on the lookout for interesting ideas to inspire my writing. In this New York Times article, the discussion of how dogs imitate humans is discussed.
It immediately struck me as something that could be added to a story. But how? And which genre? It seems like a perfect fit for a comedic film but what about a drama or a science fiction picture?
As an exercise:
Think of your favorite genre? How could you use the concept of a dog acting like a human to add a new wrinkle? Is it a dog with a human’s brain? Or a just a heroic character like Lassie or The Littlest Hobo? Or maybe an elaborate dream sequence where a dog named Paul Anka actually becomes the real Paul Anka (Gilmore Girls, below)?
The opportunities are endless and I look forward to hearing some of your own.