But my favorite way to get ideas for stories is from my dreams. I've written many books that began as dreams. Some I only dreamed up a scene or two. Some I dreamed the entire story arc! And once I had a character actually introduce himself to me in a dream, telling me I was having writer's block because the hero I was trying to write for the heroine was wrong for her--it had to be him. He smiled, showing me vampire fangs. I told him I don't write vampires--too overdone. He told me to research the Mayans, since I knew the story involved them. And once I did some research, the rest of the book wrote itself!
I've got three books I'm working on now that all were inspired by dreams. They're in various stages of completion. All came from my muse taking advantage of my sleep-state, to inspire me. No, I don't keep a journal near my bed. When the dream is intense enough, I always remember what it was about--and how to write a romance based on it.
How do other authors get inspired to write their books?
Hop along and read what they have to say!
Skye Taylor http://www.skye-writer.com/blogging_by_the_sea
Anne Stenhouse http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com
Beverley Bateman http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
Connie Vines http://mizging.blogspot.com/
Diane Bator http://dbator.blogspot.ca/
Dr. Bob Rich https://wp.me/p3Xihq-2eA
Helena Fairfax http://www.helenafairfax.com/blog
Marci Baun http://www.marcibaun.com/blog/
Victoria Chatham http://www.victoriachatham.com
Judith Copek http://lynx-sis.blogspot.com/
Rhobin L Courtright http://www.rhobincourtright.com