People ask all the time where do you get your ideas for stories from?
Same place as everyone else, I suppose.
News, events in our lives, our families, or fantasies, our fears. I write about what I know and what interests me. Honestly, I know nothing real about vampires and werewolves, although I love to write about them. They don’t exist, and so you can take and leave what you want of the lore that surrounds them. Which is freeing, in a way.
So, I concentrate on the emotional aspects. For me, that’s the real deal.
What makes the characters in my books good, bad, redeemable, destined to be miserable? What are their flaws, their strengths? What do they long for or fear?
What happens when I supply it or take it away?
And how can I use that in a story that will grip my readers, drag them along, until we reach the edge of the cliff?
Then, throw them off.
And always, at the bottom, have a Happily Ever After waiting to catch them.
Where do your ideas come from?
The Mercenary's Tale
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