Good advice here for writers, and an interesting answer to the first question non-writers ask.
by Joana Pastro
A few months ago, I was summoned for jury duty. When lawyers went around the room asking questions as part of the selection process, one of them surprised me by asking where I get ideas for my stories. About fifty pairs of eyes stared at me, so I gave my go-to one-word answer: everywhere. I wasn’t lying—I was under oath after all—but when I noticed that all eyes were still on me, I realized they expected more. So I expanded my response with a series of examples that I’m pretty sure sounded like a bunch of mumbo jumbo.
At the end of the day I wasn’t selected for the jury, but I left determined to have a better answer for next time.
So…where do I find ideas for my stories?
Everywhere. Allow me to expand.
All day long we are exposed to an enormous amount of information…
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