Every so often I am asked where I get my story ideas from or it seems like I have “personal knowledge” of a particular scene I have written. Truth be told I collect “snippets” from my every day life. I jot down notes to use them in a story or poem at a later point in time.
For example tonight I’m spending the night at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, my own city. I have taken down a few notes and snapped a few quick pics. This might very well end up as a scene in one of my books down the road. You just never know. If you want to become a writer or are starting out, this might be something to keep in mind. A few minutes worth of notes now could end up being pages or an entire setting for a novel or another piece of writing down the road!