Jennifer is here today to discuss: Where do creative ideas come from? Take it away, Jennifer
I believe setting has everything to do with creativity. Not the setting in the story, but what setting surrounds me as I write. It’s based on the same theory that painting a room a particular color will invoke a desired mood.
For example, my WIP takes place in a warm climate. So I do my best work on a private beach in the Caribbean. Tropical breezes caress my muse to life while three incredibly sexy men attend to every need. Carlos lifts a cold strawberry margarita to my lips. Jake massages coconut scented oil into my feet. And Thomas types every word I dictate to him until my story is complete.
Now if I’m writing a story that takes place in a cold, snowy setting, I head for a secluded ski lodge in the Rockies. I recline on a mountain of pillows in front of a large stone fireplace. The crackling fire is a wonderful contrast to the silent snowflakes falling outside. Sutton and I share a steaming mug of Kahlua and coffee, while Spencer massages my feet. Scott types every word I dictate to him until my story is –
What? *My host, Jill, is waving madly at me* What do she mean this topic was supposed to be non-fiction.
You mean I’m really supposed to tell you where I get my ideas from? *shrug* I would if I could, but heck if I know. Sometimes I see something or hear something, and my mind just takes off. And it’s obvious I have an over-active imagination. But doesn’t every author? Yes we do, Jennifer. Thank you so much for being on my blog today.
So here’s a question for you: What would be your fantasy destination? Beach? Mountains? Sailing around the world?
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