This post is by M. K. Waller
Where do writers get their ideas?
More to the point, where do I get my ideas?
When I blog, most of them are drawn from my life–things I’ve done, seen, heard, read about, or been told by trusted sources. It may take a while to choose one from the chaos that is my brain–my topic changed four times while I was composing this post.
But experts say, “Write what you know.”
So I do.
I’ve blogged about
Everything on the list comes directly from my life. Humdrum as it is, it supplies little anecdotes I can share–even the errors, falls, parboiling, and girdles.
But my fictional characters are different.
They lurk in trees, find Mama cooking with ground glass, set fire to buildings…
I have never done any of those things, thank goodness.
Where did those ideas come from?
I don’t know. I’ll deal with that in a future post.
As soon as I’ve found the answer.
M. K. Waller aka Kathy Waller, writes short stories. Her latest, “When Cheese Is Love”, appears in Austin Mystery Writers’ second crime fiction anthology, LONE STAR LAWLESS. She blogs at Telling the Truth, Mainly.