People always ask writers where they get their ideas.
Well, they get from a big shop. It has a cafe and tills and everything. You can spend the whole day filling up your trolley. It's filled with exciting words that seem to come from a foreign language. And there's furniture too – lots and lots of furniture.
*Receives a note*
Ah. Sorry. That's not the Idea store, that's the IKEA store.
Well that explains a lot.
Seriously though, did you just imagine the Idea Store for a moment? Did you at least try to picture it?
Imagine the aisles in the Idea store: Notions, Inventions, Solutions, Miscellaneous Wheezes?
Could you take an item back for a refund if it turned out to be a Bad Idea?
What would they have in a sale – 10% off Brainwaves?
OK – now where did you get those mental pictures from?
Well, wherever it was, that's the place that stories are born.
And yes, that is my best answer. Do I look like a neuroscientist?More Writing Tips