Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Where do Stories Come From?

As writers, we're all asked this question. How do you come up with all those ideas? Gee, I wish there was an easy answer, but it's something I have to really think about. For me, a story idea is somewhat like pulling teeth, I have to work hard to get the story to evolve. At other times, every little detail falls into place perfectly.

The premise for my December Champagne Books release came from a dream. A woman, after having been frozen for many years, is fished from the sea by fishermen. Taken to an undersea futuristic world, she's restored to health, and then must strive to live in a foreign environment. Here is a blurb for Born in Ice.

Pulled from an icy grave…into a world of doubt and danger.

Frozen in ice for seventy-five years, Zana Forrester suffers the agony of
rebirth to learn her son is dead, and her daughter's whereabouts is unknown. The year is 2155. A man's soothing voice and gray eyes haunt her drug induced
dreams. When she recovers, she meets their owner and finds her heart in danger. But, a relationship isn’t a consideration; she must find her daughter.

Brock Callahan is drawn to the beautiful woman taken aboard his salvage ship. He's determined she'll be his wife and a mother to his young daughter, but he vows not to love her. All the women he’s loved died. While Zana searches for her daughter, Brock must protect Zana from the evil that threatens.

I hope you'll pick up a copy in December. Thank you Trisha FitzGerald for the beautiful cover.

Happy Reading and Writing!

Linda

6 comments:

TKToppin said...

Sounds good. Funny you should do a post in writing ideas...I'm going to post a similar one later this month. With me, it comes at the oddest times, from shopping for things to being stuck in an environment I've no choice in. Good luck on the upcoming release and sales!!

Linda LaRoque said...

Isn't it wonderful when those ideas do strike?

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

I'm shivering just thinking about that possibility, yet we have found animals perfectly preserved and could be ressurecting them from their DNA. There is no limit when science and romance merge. Add imagination, and the stories are endless. Good luck with the book.

Linda LaRoque said...

The possibility is interesting, isn't it, Julie? I remember as kids us trying to freeze and thaw a fish. LOL!

Jude Johnson said...

Ideas come from everywhere. I still keep a notebook with paper in my purse (gasp, how non-technical!) to write down what strikes my fancy sometimes.
Born in Ice is a great concept that brings up a lot of complications. And you weave a wondrous spell telling the story, Linda!

Jude
http://jude-johnson.com

Big Mike said...

Damn Linda, what a cool cover.

Big Mike