Fifteen-Minute Monday

This morning I thought of coming up with ideas in places that may be a little unusual.

Peace like a River, that title, comes from Isaiah (I think–yup! Isaiah 66:12).

What could you take from scriptures?

The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson was inspired when I saw a woman punch her kid in public.

What can you pull from what you witness?

I was watching Chopped when I heard someone talk about his grandparents and their story.

I contacted Ann Dee. We’re gathering information for this book now.

What can you pull from watching Realty TV?

Listening to the news, I heard about a murder–a grisly murder–that I realized would go perfectly with the line “I let the wolf in.” This is a line has been in my head for months. Now I have a novel to write because of both the line and the news story.

What murders 😦 can you draw from?

Someone wrote a book that I thought was . . . well . . . wrong.

Now I’m writing a series with a friend to see if we can sell an idea inspired by wrongness.

What do you know that is wrong? How does ‘fixing’ it by writing a novel inspire you?

My youngest is playing softball for Timpview High here in UT.

She loves it.

And I love watching her love the game.

There is a kernel of an idea about a girls’ softball team.

Not sure what will happen, but I will be ready with it begins to sprout.

Remember Virginia Euwer Wolff and her terrific novel Bat 6?

What sports idea can you come up with?

Look around. These ideas are waiting for you to pick them up, dust them off and run!




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