"So, where do you get your ideas from?"
This is a question that I'm often asked. My answer is lots of places! Museums, galleries and historical sights to visit are all first hand inspiration. Reading about an interesting historical tidbit or fascinating literary figure can also fuel ideas. Documentaries and family stories are other areas that I've explored for literary possibilities.
Sometimes an irresistible character appears and demands to have his or her story written. Other times, a theme will come first, some message or concept that needs a story to express itself through.
Ideas come from many places and discovering them is something truly special- like finding the first flower of spring that soon blooms into an abundant field of possibilities, beauty and color.
My best to you all,