Tuesday, December 7
I have Visions.
People ask me where I get my ideas--one of my bosses snickers when he asks-- I guess he thinks I am acting out my sexual fantasies in my stories.
But I am writing the scenes that start with a vision. In my latest ms, I "saw" a woman siting at a ceder tree, someone comes up behind her and puts a thin line around her neck and chokes her to death.
Then it becomes my job to figure out a name, place, time and everything else that goes into a story. This is only one of the reasons I like to be a pantser, not a plotter.
But that's another subject.
Sometimes the visions show a full-blown scene, sometimes just a glimmer.
But either way, they give me a jumping off point for one of my stories. And that's how I get my ideas.