The Magic Mailbox
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Where do you get your ideas from?

Every writer on earth is asked that question at some point. I can’t speak for everyone, but for me, the answer is, “everywhere.” And while it is the only honest response I can give, I know it’s completely unsatisfying. It lacks mystic. Drama. Passion. Story.

But ideas really do come from everywhere and everything. Even the most mundane and trivial things can inspire great stories. And just to illustrate how true it is, allow me to offer an example—a walkthrough of sorts—of how an idea is formed.

Imagine this if you will:

A woman is walking down her street, headed for home. She carries two plastic shopping bags filled with the ingredients for her evening meal. The day is gorgeous. The air is warm, the s...

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