If I had a dollar for every time someone had asked me, ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ I’d be so rich I wouldn’t need to write any more books. (But I would, anyway).
Ideas are everywhere
To a non-writer, it must seem like a perfectly logical question, but for many writers it’s a difficult question to answer, because we don’t know where to begin. Ideas are everywhere – newspapers, TV, movies, other books, overheard conversations, dreams, nightmares, people we’ve met, loved, hated, been married to. And sometimes we have no idea how we got an idea!