Wednesday, July 5, 2023

IWSG Blog Hop: Where Do I Find Ideas for Stories? #IWSGbloghop #writing


Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop

Happy July!

What is the Insecure Writer's Support Group?
Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database, articles and tips, a monthly blog posting, a Facebook and Instagram group, Twitter, and a monthly newsletter. 
To find out more, click this link:  Insecure Writer’s Support Group

The purpose of the group is 
* to share and encourage. 
* Writers can express doubts and concerns 
without fear of appearing foolish or weak. 
* Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. 
*It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! 
You're invited to become a member of this supportive group. 
Click here to sign-up and/or to visit the bloggers this week.

THANK YOU to the awesome co-hosts for the July 5 posting of the IWSG--- 

PJ Colando, Kim Lajevardi, Gwen Gardner, Pat Garcia, and Natalie Aguirre!


July 5 question - 99% of my story ideas come from dreams. Where do yours predominantly come from? 

This is an easy answer this month--from the news! Especially the news in Florida. It seems odd things happen in that state.

The idea for Dangerous Sanctuary, a romantic suspense novel, came from an article in the Orlando paper about a couple whose RV blew up in a campground. They were traveling with a goat, a pig and a rabbit. Yes, true story. I HAD to include that quirky situation in my book!



Pat Garcia said...

I had to laugh when I read your answer because I try to look at the news sparsely or better said very seldom.
Take care.
Shalom shalom

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on finishing your WIP. That's great that you find ideas from stories in the news. I read the news all the time and will keep my mind open for a story idea.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wrapping up a book is good.
That is quite the funny tale.

Computer Tutor said...

I wouldn't have guessed that is where the plot came from. Now I really want to move to Florida!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a crazy story.

Okay, I think I'm going to take the plunge on the recipe bit.

Gwen Gardner said...

I try not to watch the news, just read the headlines to stay up to speed on what's going on in the world. I love how you came up with your romantic suspense idea!

Beth Camp said...

Congratulations on nearly finishing your current wip. That's an accomplishment! Like others, I tend to avoid the news, though found your snippet inspiring and glad it led to your story. Good luck on the Smashwords promo. Isn't marketing challenging. Seems like I never really know what's going to work . . . best!

Jeff said...

I am sure Flannery O'Conner would have had fun with that story, too. Florida, from which I have resisted a call to move several times in my life, is ripe with material. I love Carl Haaisen's books set in southern Florida with "Skinny Dip" being my favorite.

Sandra Cox said...

I did not realize that's where the story line for Dangerous Sanctuary came from. Cool!

Denise Covey said...

I too get ideas from news and magazine stories. A rich mine for ideas. I get that feeling at the end of writing a book. It's hard saying goodbye to your darlings. All the best!

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