- One idea came out of a story I made up with my girls and then afterward realized, hey, that plot isn't half bad.
- Another idea sparked out of my daughter's mouth on a walk.
- Another came while watching my daughter make a blanket fort to keep monsters out.
Yesterday two of my daughters busily watercolored while I cleaned my kitchen. When they were done, my 4-yr-old brought me a crayon to write her story on the picture:
The people hid because of the monster damned. (I don't even know where she came up with damn...it could a beaver dam but I didn't want to call attention to it.)
But it was silly because the monsters were nice and wanted to be their friends.
(The picture looked like a freudian ink blot. )
Just thought I would throw this out as a writer prompt in case anyone needed it.
Where do you get your ideas for writing middle grade?