Writing can be most odd. You are having a cup of tea or are half asleep on a chair in the sun – and an idea floats into your head from somewhere: an idea that two years later is a finished novel. Where such ideas come from is a mystery. Mystery or not grab onto them with both hands.
I was driving on a winter’s night when both the heater and the radio mysteriously stopped working. With little to distract me my imagination started to wander.
What if the true Crown-of-Thorns was discovered? And what if a tiny piece of mummified skin was Amazonfound on one of the thorns? This thought stayed with me for many miles. Then a second thought. What if scientists attempted to clone from this piece of skin? On the basis of those two thoughts the novel – The Extraordinary Temptation – came into existence.
So, in your relaxed moods an idea can rise up and slap you in your face. If it does grab at it and write it down before it fragments and falls away. Hope this helps some writers.
For additional ideas you might like to view a short youtube interview of three days ago.