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by Kay~Kacey on 3/30/2005

Stumbled across this site while blog hopping today. Interesting read. Authors are sharing where/why/how they got their ideas for their books. Give it a look.

I got the germ of an idea for one of my romantic suspsense books while visiting my sister who was staying at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. The halls wind and turn. The woodwork is gorgeous. It just seems the kind of place to have lots of hidden secrets…hidden rooms and passageways. It just screams of interesting history.

One book sprang out of reading about the flooding out of a town to make Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. They just moved an entire town of people out, and flooded the town. The secrets beneath that lake just wouldn’t let go of me.

So, where to you get your ideas?

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Suzanne March 30, 2005 at 5:57 am

I get ideas from the news a lot of times! A crime story, or an archaeological story, or a history story…. Then the what ifs start.

Katie March 30, 2005 at 6:26 am

:coffee: Yes, from the news or a snippet of overheard conversation or sometimes just out of a :beer: haze….. and then I start what-iff-ing it.

Jill March 30, 2005 at 9:19 am

I get ideas from everywhere; TV, magazines, overheard conversations . . . I’m a shameless eavesdropper. :razz:

kacey March 30, 2005 at 9:22 am

okay, I get ideas from everywhere too. But what’s the weirdest, most unusual place you’ve gotten an idea from?

Vicki March 30, 2005 at 9:55 am

Mostly I get my ideas from weird dreams I’ve had. :smile: Sometimes, though, something I’ve seen on the Discovery Channel or the History Channel or National Geographic Channel will spark an idea.

But since you asked, I’d have to say my dreams are the weirdest place I’ve gotten an idea. :)

Michelle March 30, 2005 at 3:48 pm

Hmmm…I’d say dreams mostly. Sometimes from other books or from movies I’ve watched. I’ll take an idea and twist it to make it mine. :cool:

Amy K March 30, 2005 at 6:42 pm

Interesting you should blog about ideas today…I did too, or about my current LACK of ideas! LOL

I won’t swear to this but I think the Stanley Hotel is where Psycho was filmed. I’ve been by it many times but have never been inside. I can just imagine how cool, even eerie, the inside must be. :)

Vicki April 1, 2005 at 4:09 pm

Oh! I forgot about the ideas I sometimes get out of the blue when I’m in the shower! :bath:

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