These are the notes from episode 3 of the Behind the Author Series--all about where authors get inspiration for their books. These are just brief, summarizing snippets of the clip. To see the full video, you can click HERE.
"I think the genre an author writes in has a big impact on their storylines since as a general rule, authors write to meet their readers' expectations.
I am a romance author, and while every romance book is unique, for the most part, they follow the same general story line that readers expect:
How authors make each of their stories interesting is by creating unique scenarios, details, and characters. How do they repeatedly do this?
It’s ten times easier to write or talk about a topic you have some knowledge and interesting, so that’s exactly what writers generally do.
Summary: story ideas come from things I’m familiar with."
Hope this was an interesting angle!