How do you come up with story ideas? Ask the Author Wednesday

Story ideas are everywhere, if you think in that context. I draw ideas from music, books, TV, social media, conversation, etc… When something sparks my interest, I start asking questions: If a plane disappeared, what might have happened to it? What is a black mirror and what would its purpose be? Some boys in class couldn’t open a water bottle, but Suzy twisted the cap right off – how did that go over? …and then I expand from there. Maybe the thought becomes its own story; maybe it ends up as a scene in a story, but once you start asking questions and using your imagination to provide the answers, you find that life is full of ideas.

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