Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Writers' Wednesday: Story Ideas are Everywhere
While I was getting a manicure over the weekend (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - do you like it?), the nail tech and I got to talking. She asked the inevitable question: where do you get your ideas? And I told her, as I usually do, that all I have to do is read the paper or turn on the news. Case in point, headlines from the last couple of weeks that got me thinking:
Family Friend Arrested After Teacher Finds Pot in 3-Year Old's Backpack
Massive Hunt for Missing Autistic Boy in NYC
Hawaii Surfer Throws Punches to Escape Shark
Groom Who Halted Own Wedding with Bomb Threat Jailed
In fact, here's a great website that collects these kinds of headlines. If you're a writer and you're stuck for ideas, get to browsing. It's crazy what a true-life story might inspire in your own fiction!