Month: August 2014

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

It’s the most common questions writers get asked when talking about their work. Everyone wants to know: where you get your ideas? Do you have some kind of magical power to conjure up these strange worlds and characters? Do they come from some secret “idea depository” that only writers are allowed to access? Does Santa leave them under the tree for you on Christmas morning? It’s a mystery to so many people that I decided to take a moment to address the question of where my ideas come from, in an effort to answer that question for readers, but also to help new writers out there who may be stuck on how to start their story or take it where it needs to go. (more…)