I recently read a book from Mary Higgins Clark and really enjoyed it. In her acknowledgments she said one of the questions she gets asked most frequently is "Where do you get your ideas?". She said that she reads articles in the newspaper or magazines and that for some reason they stick in her mind. Then she starts thinking "suppose this" and "what if" that, and all the ideas come together and soon she has a novel in the making. I thought that was a pretty interesting approach.
I've been working on something new for a short while now. I just finished the first chapter two nights ago and I'm pretty pleased. I have a long way to go, but I'm really excited about this book. I have quite a lot of ideas for this book. I just need to get plenty of sleep to finish it.
A lot of my ideas come to me in my dreams. I have wild, crazy, vivid dreams most nights. They really don't make sense in our "normal" world but I've found a home for them in my WIP. I can't wait to go to sleep every night and see what new idea will come my way.
My question to you today is where do you get your ideas? Do they come to you out of nowhere or do you have a process for thinking things out?
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