Book ideas come from many different places. This article provides helpful tips for writers.

That very first book idea came out of a desire to rewrite an ending I didn’t like. I had the flu and was doing more reading than normal for a mom of two preteens and two little ones. Several of the books just didn’t end like I expected-or perhaps as I wanted-so I decided I would write a book that ended my way. How hard could it be?

For those of you who know the answer to that question, let’s all pause a moment until the laughter subsides. Read more.