November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, for all you non NaNo’ers). I am sharing this post from Author Randy Lindsay to show you that story ideas can come from anywhere!
WHERE DO MY IDEAS COME FROM?
The question I’m asked most often is, “Where do I get the ideas for my stories?”
Most of the time, my answer is that story ideas are all around us. They exist in the conversations we have each day—especially in those where we disagree with what someone else has said. They jump out from stories we read in books or watch on video then wonder what happens next. They bubble up from our own thoughts as we look at abstract art and try to determine what it’s supposed to mean. Pretty much anything can give us inspiration for a new story
Pounce and the Riddle of Fire is my latest middle grade novel. It’s about a tiger-folk cub who accepts a dangerous quest to find the lost Saber tribes of the Eastern Jungle. If he does he will earn his name of maturity and if he fails he will be banished from his home. Along the … Read more...