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Where do you get your ideas from?

28 Jun

The age-old question…

Peter Jones - Author & Public Speaker

One of the questions an author is sometimes asked is “where do you get your ideas from?” My answer is usually “anywhere,” which is, I admit, a bit glib. The answer should really be “it depends which book you’re talking about.”

I came up with the idea for The Truth About This Charming Man many years ago when I was part of a small theatre company that ran Murder Mystery events for discerning clients. One evening a fellow actor walked into the dressing room and told us that he was off to Australia for a week. ‘Very nice’ we said, but he didn’t share our enthusiasm. Jeremy was flying half way around the world to claim a body.

It turns out that in Australia, a body can’t be released until it’s claimed by a blood relative. It didn’t seem to matter that Jeremy had never actually met his Great Uncle, the Aussie…

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Posted by on June 28, 2017 in writing

 

2 responses to “Where do you get your ideas from?

  1. Peter Jones

    June 28, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for the re-blog 🙂

     
    • morgenbailey

      June 28, 2017 at 10:08 am

      You’re very welcome. I say the same (albeit everywhere = anywhere).

       

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