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Discussion: Where Do You Get Ideas?

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Today’s topic comes from QSFer Elizabeth Barrette:

Where do you find ideas for stories? Specifically, a lot of material about queerfolk is crap, so it’s necessary to sort through and find reliable, relevant stuff if you want to do research. How do current events influence your writing? Do you work in things like legal changes or scientific advances that affect queerfolk, or ignore them?

It’s a good question. For me, many ideas originate in music, or in calls for submission – anthology calls have been a great source of new story ideas for me.

Sometimes a newspaper article will trigger an idea, too – especially for my sci fi stuff.

So how about you? Where do your ideas usually come from? Do you have an idea generation process?

Come join the discussion.


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