by Laci Paige
People often ask where I get my inspiration from. My answer is simple. I tell them life inspires me, everything in it and around it. Today I will try to be more specific, and I will try to get into more detail on the topic of my inspiration.
When choosing a title for my stories I try to sum up the story in one word. If I cannot do this I then pinpoint the main theme and do word play with it looking for synonyms and such. Other times, when I have a powerful word in the story that stands out above the rest, I take it into consideration.
People watching is the best way to come up with characters for me. I cringe thinking about using people I know. I tried that once and I didn’t feel comfortable with it; I also felt I didn’t do the character in my head justice trying to make him like someone else and not himself. People watching on vacation is best for me. My mind isn’t clouded with other information. For example, if you are in the doctor’s office, shopping or at the post office your mind is generally focused on the task at hand. When in a relaxed state my mind is more open and I can have fun with it.
Story Line Ideas:
These come from a number of places: dreams, TV, movies, things happening around me, and books or magazines. Sometimes just one sentence or line will get my creative juices flowing.
For my debut novella with Decadent Publishing, Let’s Keep On Truckin’, the whole story played out in my mind while traveling on the highway on a trip to visit friends out of state.
How do/did you name things? Your pet, car, boat, child, characters, or anything you’ve given a name to? Is your story unique? Share it with us and one lucky commenter will win an eBook from Decadent Publishing of their choice.
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