Monday, February 2, 2009


Where do we get our inspiration?

I was reminded the other day by a friend of mine (who I have known since high school) that I used to leave him notes on his car and now I'm writing fiction novels, in particular, romantic suspense. He thinks it is hysterical and awesome. :-)

That same high school friend is also my inspiration behind the spy side of my stories. I love the intrigue and suspense.

I also incorporate the technology side of my life into the stories as well. Think about all the cool gadgets that intelligence people use nowadays.

Then, I leverage the places I've been and the adventures I've tried, like scuba diving with my ex. My first book's adventures take place around Florida and Hawaii where we did some amazing diving!

So. . .if you're stuck on a story idea take a look around you and at yourself. What have you done, seen, experienced? What have your family and friends done? Know anyone in the military? Get a copy of their resume and then do some research on what all those acronyms mean. :-)

Then figure out how you can take that New Hampshire amusement park worker and turn her into an undercover agent tracking . . .what? HA! You tell me.


Ceri Hebert February 3, 2009 at 6:25 AM  

Must be convenient living next to that amusement park, if not busy. We have to drive a long way to get there, but it's easier than driving to 6 Flags.

I draw on my experience with horses, my daughter with Down Syndrome and small town life in NH and ME. Furthest I've gone "abroad" is South Dakota where I have relatives.

Anonymous February 3, 2009 at 10:02 PM  

Hey Aunt Denise. Your the greatest Aunt i'll yalk whenever i can love you.

Denise February 4, 2009 at 6:19 AM  

Hi Brandon,

Thanks for posting a comment.
Have fun in school and write something! :-)

Aunt Denise

Anonymous February 4, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

im sitting here crying i miss u so much but im keeping up the good work and i've done 2 1 half of a page so i'll miss you


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