Story Ideas: Out of the Mouth of Babes

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

I think every author is asked this question. My answer: I get them from anywhere.

The premise for A Small Case of Murder sprang from my first and only purchase at an antique shop in Copper Harbor, Michigan. ...

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Comment by Diane G. Yetman on March 25, 2010 at 7:33am
Not to oversimply but LIFE provides feed for fodder.
Comment by I. J. Parker on March 25, 2010 at 7:20am
Oh, the "why" is crucial. It's the one question I used to teach beginning literature students to ask of any piece of writing, and any detail in it. The answers are totally enlightening for the meaning of the work/intention of the author.
Comment by Lauren Carr on March 25, 2010 at 1:57am
I have to admit that, thinking about it, the question of where I get my ideas haven't come from other writers, but rather family and friends who have difficulty understanding waht makes this church-going soccer Mom get up early in the morning to pen murder. Writers already know that answer to that question.

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