Common answers to the question asked of all writers: “Where do you get your ideas?”
- I keep writing until something happens, then I cut all the stuff in between.
- Dreams. Be happy I only remember about 10% of them.
- Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
- An actual conversation between me and my spouse.
- My dog.
- Some time after beer number three.
- Some time after coffee number twelve.
- Between 1:00am and 4:30am, if I have the language skills to get them down on paper.
- In the shower.
- On my commute.
- Right before I fall asleep, gone before I wake up.
- Sitting on the love-seat staring at my wife talking, knowing I should be listening (not that often I swear).
- Staring at the books in my office.
- Sitting in long meetings.
- Listening to Shostakovich.
- During the sermon when I should be paying attention for my Going Deeper post.
- On long walks.
- On the porcelain throne.
- A story I head on NPR.
- An article I read in Publisher’s Weekly.
- Wandering randomly on the interweb.
- Sipping hot chocolate on a cold, snowy, blustery winter’s night.
- Childhood experience.
- College experiment (not what you’re thinking).
- Watching my friends.
- Honestly I have no idea.
4 responses to “Where do you get your ideas? (Fiction)”
I get mine from Home Depot 🙂
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In the shower. No – really!
My brain does the most insane things in the 20 seconds before I fall asleep. Always.
And sometimes while writing.