Where do you get your ideas from?

London Library I love doing the research for a novel, especially when it calls for travel to somewhere exciting. Daughter of the House involved thinking myself back in time, though, instead of getting on a plane. Wikipedia and Google are useful for chasing facts and getting dates correct, but not much more than that. The trick of researching a novel is that you don’t know what you’re searching for until you stumble across it. You can’t beat a slow browse along the shelves, picking up books almost at random. I use the London Library, and can easily lose a few hours wandering in the stacks. A million books on open shelving soon lead to a notebook full of scribbled notions. Writer’s gold. IMG_2334

2 thoughts on “Where do you get your ideas from?

  1. I think if I was let loose in there, they would probably find me in a hundred years time, as a little pile of desiccated bones, tucked away somewhere between the shelves! 🙂

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