From where do you get your inspiration for stories? Give me the oddest, coolest, things that have inspired you.
I would have to say the strangest way a story came about was from a short story prompt put out by Elana Johnson over a year ago. The challenge was to write a short story and somehow tie in flowers. Sounds simple enough, right?
So I started out writing something about a kid going to live with grandma for some reason. I don't even remember why. But somehow, this zombie-like monster jumped into the story and killed his mom, but not before the monster and all his monster buddies killed off most of the human race. So, how I got to zombie monsters from flowers, I don't know, but that turned into my NaNo project, and though it isn't finished yet, I do plan to go back to it as soon as the current WIP is finished.
Most of my inspiration is pretty boring. My current project, Embrol, has been stewing for years. Ever since I was a little girl, I've thought about what I would include if I could create my own world. Then, a couple of years ago, I had a pretty major DUH! moment when I realized I could create my own world. Well, a fictional one at least. ;) And that's when I started writing. Okay, so there was more to the reason I started writing, but that was part of it.
So what about all of you? What inspires you? Anything unusual?
Be sure to check out Cole's post tomorrow. :)