Where do you get ideas?

I read a lot in my genre, and for many years I’ve kept a notebook handy where I record observations, ideas, descriptions, snatches of conversation, and other information. Once a month I put these into Evernote. I review these entries regularly. Often a story or a description or fact will suggest a story line or character. This is not my only source of ideas, but it gives me an authentic approach. Another source is to ask, what if. . . the novel I’m working on now started began with the question, what if a wealthy baseball club owner died and his only heirs were his young daughters? Bam. That started the tale.

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