Where Do Story Ideas Come From? The Daily News #amwriting

News Text On Retro Typewriter

They say truth is stranger than fiction. I sure have found that to be the case. Whenever I’m searching for a story idea, I never have to go much farther than my own television. The daily news is a beehive of honey when it comes stimulating an idea.

My first book Sealed In Lies was based on a story about a man who broke into a prominent Virginia Senator’s home and was discovered by the man’s wife. The thief, feeling he had no recourse, kidnapped her then later let her go. My brain took off with this idea. I always ask the question, “What if?”. My question here was: What if the wife didn’t want to be set free? What if the kidnapping was her only means of escaping an abusive relationship?  And a novel was born.

Keep a notebook at your side at all times, and while you’re watching the morning or evening news. be inspired!

Share with me where some of your story ideas come from. You might see them in a future post (with all credit to you of course!).

Books by Kelly Abell     Cover Designs by Select-O-Grafix

Copyright 2014 by Kelly Abell

About Kelly Abell

I am a writer, blogger, and graphic artist. My aim for you is to utilize this blog to help you improve your writing skills, and to educate you on the publishing business. If you need help with writing, want to self-publish a book and need advice, or just want to kick a story idea around to see what works best, that's what I'm here for. As I gain knowledge from editors and publishers, I will share that knowledge with you. As writers we should always strive to improve our craft and grow. A day should not pass where you haven't learned or tried something new with your writing. Many thanks to my Night Owl Friend, Lea Ellen Borg for editing my posts! Best to you and all your characters and stories. Write on, my friends...Write on.
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