Where do stories come from?
Where do stories come from? It's a magical place... a beautiful shire in my head, full of creatures....
wait. That's where Demetri Martin's jokes come from.
|Demetri Martin - Magical Place|
The truth is, I haven't had many ideas yet. I have a few SNIs (shiny new ideas) floating around, but mostly I've concentrated on my current WIP. The idea for it came from the same place that Stephen King's ideas come from:
“What all of my ideas boil down to is seeing maybe one thing, but in a lot of cases it’s seeing two things and having them come together in some new and interesting way, and then adding the question ‘What if?’ ‘What if’ is always the key question.”
Which sure beats his other answer:
"...I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk."(That's a quote that floats around the internet. I'm not positive it's actually in the book.)
And that's it. My idea was born from the question, "What if there were really witches in Oklahoma?" It went from there.
There's no telling where my next idea will come from. If only my muse were a stork.