What sparks my creativity? Everything!
Sometimes it’s a billboard I pass on the local highway that gives me an idea for a plot point.
Sometimes it’s a store I’ll walk or ride by—I’m still trying to figure out a story to go along with a tattoo parlor and a motorcycle repair shop.
Sometimes it’s an actor or character on TV or in the movies—usually, it’s a minor, walk-on character that hasn’t been fleshed out, leaving me plenty of room to invent a story of my own.
Sometimes it’s a situation that I’ve actually experienced—all you people who sit next to me in meetings, you’ve been warned!
Sometimes it’s a movie or TV show that I’ve overhead (not watched closely)—I’ve gotten enough snippets of them that let me create my own stories and go off in my own direction.
What sparks yours?