What if no one attended your funeral?
What if rabies were airborne?
What if cats walked upright and Scott Stapp were president? *shudder*
Still, others are inspired by a dream I have, a song I hear or a story I write for work.
My current project actually came to me while I was researching an article and I came across an architect’s gorgeous rendering of a futuristic world. It brought so many “what ifs” to mind that I just couldn’t shake it. The idea percolated for a few days until one morning it came to fruition while I was waiting for the parking garage elevator. Then it hit me. This is it!
I abandoned my current project and started writing the book immediately. It’s the very book I pitched at DFWcon.
But perhaps one of the most interesting ways a book came into being was when the talented Birdy Jones and I had a little butterbeer at a party and launched into a hilarious conversation (OK, maybe it was only funny to us) about the wizarding world. A couple days later she messaged me and said, “We should really turn this into a book!”
And I thought, “Great idea! Why didn’t I think of that?” I never considered co-authoring a book before, but Birdy and I have so much fun with this project, that we’re already plotting our next book!
So, I’m curious. What’s the strangest or most interesting way you’ve stumbled into a story idea?
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