Inspiration. The thing that sparks and idea and creates a character who keeps you awake at night until you write down what they are whispering to you.
But where does it come from?
It can be anything. A conversation or situation that interests you and gets you wondering what-if (see Jaydee about what-if.)
A thought/scene/situation that springs into your head.
A dream that wakes you up in the middle of the night a-la Stephenie Meyer.
The protagonist voice that pops into your head and speaks to you.
Okay, call the funny farm, she'd gone mad. Well, that's what my family would say. And trust me, I get the looks when I start scribbling on a notepad.
"Oh bloody hell she's writing again."
But you guys know better right? You share these little ticks that build into a story that wants, no, demands you tell it. You wake up in the middle of the night or daydream about other worlds, situations, people and places. And you have to write them down too.
Or you steal, I mean borrow it. Watch the clip for proof :)
So I open the floor to you. Where do you get your inspiration from?