Every story starts out as an idea and they can be inspired by just about anything. Historical events, something you overheard, a writing prompt you saw on Pinterest, etc.
What you do with that little idea is entirely up to you though. An idea does not a story make; it’s only by constantly nurturing an idea that it grows from being a simple seed to a towering tree full of well-developed characters, juicy subtext,
You might entertain it for a while, decide you don’t really care about it, and it shrivels up.
Or you never stop entertaining it and–BOOM. A story appears, complete with rapidly-developing characters whose backgrounds you just have to know about, a setting and time period, maybe a soundtrack, etc.
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