Where do you come up with your ideas…

I like to read ABOUT writing, a lot. I’m a student of my craft; and one never knows everything, nor where one might pick up bits of information.

I read J.V. Jones’ first trilogy as soon as it came out. It wasn’t perfect, but it was engaging and memorable. I’ve been a fan of hers ever since.

So, I was dropping by her website today and she mentioned in her faq.. well, let me quote:

“Where do you get your ideas?”
“For me it’s a case of when–when I’m working, at the keyboard, banging the keys.”

So, freaking true, little lady.

Look, it’s not brain surgery. If you just sit down, in front of your desk/laptop/whatever, put your fingers on the keys, and just write down the first thing that pops into your head.

Guess what? You get to edit it later!! How cool is that? (and pardon my glibness but..)

It really is, just that easy. And, yes, sometimes, I have to remind myself of that fact.