"Do you understand that which I am saying to you now?" What film? It's kind of vague, but I'll give you a hint; a dog is saying it. Earl Grey tea to the first to correctly guess in the comments!
Boys are weird. They are attracted to things we girls overlook, or give a passing glance. Like trucks. Or jackhammers. Or bulldozers. As my two year-old says, "Oh wow!"
So during a Sunday afternoon reading time i.e. I sit on the couch and read out loud and he runs around me, I got out Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel from a Virginia Lee Burton treasury. In the front, I noticed an introduction - as authors, we're supposed to read those, right?
Inspiration from home repairs? What about inspiration for someone? Virginia got the idea for Choo Choo; The Story of the Engine Who Ran Away when her five year-old son Aris adored watching the switching of the railroad cars at Rockport Station.
Have you been inspired to write a story for someone? I know Shawn Lamb started her Kingdom of Allon books from her daughter's request for a story. Who have you written for? Or what mundane household event triggered brilliance?