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!).
Copyright 2014 by Kelly Abell