"The task of a writer consists of being able to make something out of an idea." --Thomas Mann
Where do you go for your ideas?
I found that I've been inspired by objects, places, and people--particularly those that have played a role in history, as obscure as the historical details might be. My inspirational sources include...
A hollow sycamore tree.
A stone barn, built during the Civil War.
(This is for you, Jess, because of your comment in my last post! Notice the "1861" mounted on the front.)
My grandmother,who was a child at the turn of the 20th century.
Some say they get ideas from photos, some from music, art, people-watching, snatches of conversation, or simply by taking a walk. Some journal, some freewrite. I find stories in history. Where do you shop for your ideas?
"Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different." --Albert Szent-Gyorgyi