June Author Interview Answer #6: Where do you get your inspiration from?

 We are now coming to the 6th question of the June Author Interview series. We had posted the answer for the first five questions recently. If  you have not read the posts, do it so now to learn more about them. So, it’s time to check out the answers for the 6th question from the Murder Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror genre participating in the group interview. “Where do you get your inspiration to write your stories?”

Just in case if you are wondering who we are interviewing this month, you can check out this link and get all your author friends from The Memoirs/Biography genre to participate in the next group interview.
1) Author #1: J. J. DiBenedetto
The first book, “Dream Student,” came straight from my imagination.  The subsequent books all followed from me thinking about: how can I change things up, and give the characters a different challenge to face?  I haven’t taken much from movies or real-life incidents (although I’m sure there is unconscious influence there)
2) Author #2: Fran Veal
I guess I’d have to say my inspiration comes from a little of all of those, plus dreams, nightmares, and my own crazy, twisted imagination.
3) Author #3: Jim Strait
I draw on my personal background and real life characters that I know personally, or learn about through a variety of sources. Of course, modern life provides limitless directions and topics to write about…it’s not too difficult to take any of today’s headlines and morph that story into a tale of daring do.
4) Author #4: Kelli Sue Landon
Real life incidents mostly (gossip or certain things mentioned in the news). I base some characters on real people, but I change their names. I also love getting ideas from taking on new projects. I started tracing my family tree last year, which led me to my latest novel, Stranded in Time.
What are your inspirations to write as an author? I look forward to reading your comments below.
Next, we will be revealing the answers for question #7 which is “What’s the goal(s) in your writing career?”
Stay tuned for the next post! Thank you! 🙂

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