Finding Inspiration

This morning, as I was driving to work, I came up with a brand new character and series. Completely out of the blue, or so I thought. It really came from the songs and artists on my '80s playlist. It always amazes me when I come up with a new idea. Where exactly did that story idea come from? Most of the time it comes from something I hear, see, or read. Take yesterday, for example. I came across a story about people being poisoned by crocodile bile. Did you read this totally bizarre story? The first thing I thought of was who could I kill in my series with crocodile bile. Yep! That is how my mind works. I just recently started a folder with stories that I find on the web, in magazines, or newspapers. I used to…

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