Question 1

July 28, 2011

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Where do your ideas come from?

Everywhere!

They come from people around me, not just people I know but strangers in the street or on the train or in the supermarket. My David Mortimore Baxter series began after I was eavesdropping on a conversation in a supermarket aisle. The person in front of me said, ‘So here’s the thing’ and then they left and I never got to hear what the thing was so I went home and started a short story with ‘So, here’s the thing’ and that turned into a book, which turned into a series. Ideas also come from stories in the news, on the radio, street signs, shop signs, movies, history, non-fiction and sometimes I don’t know where they come from, they just appear as I type on my keyboard.

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