"If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy."
It’s BAFAB Week!
Go out and buy a friend a book…for no good reason other than to share the love and the power of the written word. And if you have any favorites you plan on buying, let me know! I’m always up for a new recommendation.
Speaking of books, it’s always amazed me that some people have no trouble at all thinking of plotlines. They churn out short stories and/or novels with fresh, interesting characters and conflict on a regular basis.
Me? Well, it’s a little harder for me. When I first began writing, I figured I had about 2-3 good ideas. After that, I was stumped.
Well, not anymore. I don’t know if it became easier as I wrote, or I honed my senses for sniffing out good ideas in the world, but now there seems to be no shortage of ideas running through my head.
Some come to me in dreams. Some in the shower. Some while I’m running. Others still come straight from the headlines, like these (all from the last 7 days):
Husband Kills Wife's Lover; Wife Charged
Leave Me Be, 98-Year Old Woman Tells Young Admirer
Hired Killer Warns, 'Your Husband Wants You Dead'
Shower Reveals Inmate is Really a Woman
Truth is stranger than fiction, indeed.
What about you? Where do your ideas come from?