Another very common question I get asked is “where do you get your writing inspiration from?” The answer to that is from everything. Everything around me can trigger a story idea at any point in time, that’s what makes it so intriguing. It could be the way the kitchen knife is positioned precariously on the counter, a spelling error in a line of the book I’m reading, or the way the swaying branches of the trees create long-fingered shadows in the crystalline pool water. There is inspiration everywhere and in every single thing. There are some days when you’re either feeling sick or out of it that you have to look a lot harder than that but it’s still there! I also get it from the usual places; other books, television, nature parks, etc.