Monday, January 14, 2013
Where Do Your Ideas Come From? By Linda S. Glaz
What sends that first tingle shivering down your spine? Where do you get your story ideas from? Your characters’ personalities?
I like “out of the box” female characters, so when I saw this photo, I knew I had to have a WWII woman who liked to wear pants in spite of what her love interest thought. This lovely girl standing next to an auto in pants flapping about her ankles showed me vulnerability, sweetness, and courage. Because young ladies did not often allow themselves to be seen in pants in the early forties, she had to exhibit courage.
A news story often sets my heart to pounding. A corrupt politician—I’m guessing those stories are overdone because of the abundance of material J. A kidnapping, a restaurant closed because its main course meouuwed. So many interesting articles, news bytes and such that there is a “novel” idea around each corner.
Where do your ideas come from?
What makes your senses go on full alert?