where does it come from?

How do you get your ideas?

Mine just come from the oddest things. For instance the other day I typo spelled flashlight and now my head is spinning with what the typo could turn into. So far my typo is an elite force of some kind of paranormal kritter or a high class of kritter with a society, a royal family of sorts. I feel either an epically long novel or seven book series growing from a typo…

Really a typo?

Damn typo… I knew they were evil.

Another place I was WIPed across the face was a tweet to a friend. I don’t exactly know what I said but we were talking about muses and how naughty they were. Cue new book idea. A nice little book has evolved with a possible novella sequel. From a tweet… really?

I got another good plot idea from a nonwriterly friend’s tweet. No new book for it but I have figured out a way to incorporate it into a book for my Cornerstone Foundation series I plan on starting next year. This particular book I’m talking about was stuck on a very cliched concept but now it’s a whole lot better thanks to a friend’s tweet about camping with bitches…

The other day I was driving in not so put together part of town and a man stood next to the curb in front of a run down gas station. I passed by and he crossed the street to the median, waited, then continued on his way across a parking lot. I thought, Where is he going and why?

Scenario one: He’s on his way to complete a drug deal only a vampire scurries in to change him and he leads a life as Houston’s drug lord till a hunter swoops in to kill him only to fall in love.

Scenario two: He’s walking home from seeing his kids that his baby momma won’t let him see and he has to sneak around to see them. He hates his baby momma for it and she won’t let him see his kids because he now “decided” to be gay.

Scenario three: He’s a prostitute on his way back to his john which led into a whole thing for a spin off for my Emotio boys that I already had in mind but no plot or ideas for it and tuhdah! Found it.

Although I’ll probably use the other two scenarios but change it up a bit for a different series…


On to the next source of inspiration that isn’t all that strange but still…

My friend Vicktor Alexander asked me to be a moderator for his yahoo group and I thought, Sure why not, anything for my king (I call Vic my Evil Bastard King and he calls me his Queen just fyi). Anyways of course this involves lots of emails, communication, and reminders. Well that first night I had dream that he and I were married but only for the convenience of it. I had another dream the next night and one last night. This has spawned five novels exploring their relationship because he is gay and she never wanted to get married. Oh the convenience of it all…


Not convenient… not at all… for me! I’ve three books that I must finish now but alas my muse thought it funny to bombard me with new shiny things to distract me… damn muse!

So far with writing this week I’ve got ditally squat but I’ve plotted till my muse seems satisfied. Truly I have. I’ve figured out things for other books that have been bothering Him for quite some time now along with new ideas to make the old ones better. Maybe now He’ll let me write what I need to? Yes? Maybe…? Please?

About Lor Rose

I am an author and press owner. The articles are posted, the writing is never done, the house is a mess. It's time for a nap.

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, in Muse, Prompt, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I can't say I've gotten inspiration from watching someone walk across the street. But that's probably because I'm focused on my own little world and not paying attention.

  2. I get ideas in the shower. Lots, and LOTS of ideas in the shower. Mostly dirty ones. XD But the original idea for I&I book one? A dream. >.> And it was *supposed* to be a stand alone.*snort*

  3. One of my stories came from a dream though I often have dreams that I think would make a good story. One of my stories felt downloaded to me when I was in the shower. In fact it felt downloaded for about 24 hours. I am very site oriented so I often feel inspired by pictures. Oh and music. I have been know to see whole stories within a piece of music whether it has lyrics or not. I too will look at people on the street or in cars and begin to spin a tale of where they are coming from and where they are going to. People watching is one of my favorite past times. I guess it is the writer within us that is forever spinning a tale.

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