Writing Tips by Gary Speer

Tips for writers, musing about writing and life

Posts Tagged ‘story ideas’

Where do you find your writing ideas?


No matter what you write about, at some point you’ve probably been asked by someone, “Where do you find your writing ideas?” I’ve read and heard interviews with best-selling authors who generally have a great gag line they whip out to respond. Some suggest they buy their ideas from sources they can’t disclose. Others say they routinely harvest ideas from the idea bushes in their backyards. I was asked that unexpectedly by my son (he was 6 or 7 years old at the time). His question was something like, “Why did you use those words?” My response was a quick, […] Read More >