Christie Craig | Questions I Generally Get Asked

Where do you get your ideas?I sometimes tell people I go to the idea store and rummage through the clearance racks to find a jewel I can make my ...

Kate Kingsbury | Summers Past

Many years ago in my distant past, when I was still living on the southeast coast of England, I spent four memorable summers working for my ...

Margay Leah Justice | From Conception to Birth, Or One Book’s Journey to Publication

Ah, the first blush of romance. The first time you see the idea, sitting there in the corner of your mind, trying to get your attention in that ...

Anne McAllister | Where do you get your ideas?

The most common question writers are asked is: Where do you get your ideas?Generally the people asking it are perplexed because they can't quite ...

Lori Handeland | Where do you get your ideas?

By far the question I’m asked most often is “Where do you get your ideas?” Not only by interviewers but by readers and by friends and ...

Bella Andre | The Idea Bank

Have you ever read a really great book and asked yourself, "How'd she come up with that fantastic idea?" I know I have. Which is why I thought ...

Lisa Black | SERENDIPITY AND THE WRITING LIFE

Any writer, I’m sure, has had the experience of a great idea striking them while engaged in an activity that had nothing to do with writing ...

Cathy Lamb | Deadlines

I have 15 days to go.Fifteen days until my deadline for my next book, Henry’s Sisters.This means that – except for a short jaunt to drop a ...

T. Lynn Ocean | Putting Your Subconscious Mind To Work For You

People often ask authors where they get their ideas. The answer for me is, I'm not sure. But I do know that I'd never have a writing career if ...

Allison Brennan | Where do you get your ideas?

That's the single most common question I receive when I speak to reading groups. The thing is, it's not an easy question to answer. There's not ...

Lois Winston| Write What You Know?

"Where do you get your story ideas?""Are any of your characters based on yourself or people you know?"The above are the two most frequently ...

Trish Wylie | Do you get your ideas from real life?

Authors are constantly asked where they get their ideas from. It’s probably the most commonly asked question. And here in the UK and Ireland ...

Ann Roth | Fodder for the Creative Mill

People are always asking, Where do you get your ideas? Oh honey, if they only knew! Here are some of my favorite idea generators.Eavesdropping. ...

Patti O’Shea – A Peek Behind the Book

Ideas come to authors at different times and in different ways. Sometimes one flash is enough to trigger an entire story. That's what happened ...