…excerpted from the blog of Nick Ward, screen writer and tinkerer:
One of the questions I get asked the most is ‘where do your ideas come from?’ Usually I simply say: ‘I steal them from other people.’
But the truth is I have no real idea at all. Many years ago I remember hearing a very successful writer speak and he said he never has any ideas, he simply spends all his time preparing a runway for the ideas to land. At the time I thought he was just giving us a glib answer. However in my ten years as a paid writer I have come to believe him.