Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

People often ask this of writers...right before they tell them about an idea that they have to write. It's the cutest thing. And then I explain that ideas are not the issue, time to write the story is!

Today was a fieldtrip with HappyBoy's class to a Forest Center. As we were hiking around enjoying the nature (and the Oregon drizzle) I kept noticing something.


They were everywhere, dozens of different kinds. Fascinating. And that, my friends, is where I get my ideas. They usually spring up from nowhere.

At some point, I'm going to have a character who knows about mushrooms, because now I'm curious.

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