The Idea Fairy

Here’s another in Author Megan Morgan’s series of posts on questions that are asked of authors. This is one of my favorites on where ideas come from.

Megan Morgan

For the next couple weeks, I’m giving serious answers to the questions in my humorous post The Top 10 Things People Say to Writers, and How You Should Respond. So when you’re tired of being snarky this will help you give some constructive–and helpful–answers to your non-writer friends and family.

On to number six!

6. Where do you get your ideas from?

This is such an impossible question for me to answer, especially if it comes from someone who doesn’t write. People who don’t write probably think ideas manifest fully formed, in their entirety, and are sparked by one thing–but nothing could be further from the truth. When I write, I’m mostly making stuff up as I go along. When I get an ‘idea’ for a book it’s really just a nebulous notion of something I kind of want to shoot for–but I might end up completely off target…

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