Is there any way to make money off of ideas? I thought about making money writing stories only to realize i dont know/remember enough rules on writing structure for stories. I can write essays and such at a highschool/low college level, but when it comes fo writing stories on paper my mind comss to a blank. I have tons of cool ideas for sci fi... alternate history novels... just no idea how to ake money off of them. I know about outsourcing... but couldn't the person just steal my ideas and write their own book? Some of my ideas have loads of background on characters, environment, history, and even details on economic situations within said worlds. Any ideas?