The past week and weekend have been rather crazy around here, and there, and everywhere, so here's one quick question for the Golden boy this morning:
Have you ever been oddly or unexpectedly inspired by something, something that prompted a novel idea?
I'm not sure if you'd count this, but the first few chapters of WILDWOOD ROAD are taken entirely from a dream I had. Creepy as hell, and I knew I had to use it.
I love when dreams inspire stories! I try to write down ideas and dreams upon waking, if they are song- or scene- or novel-worthy.
A lot of times, story ideas come from things that are said as jokes. For instance, Jim Moore and I came up with BLOODSTAINED OZ on an elevator, joking around about vampires taking over Oz. Now we're getting ready to write two sequels.
I am now picturing vampires actually boarding the elevator.
Drop by Bildungsroman next Monday for the last (for now) installment of our serial interview!
Pick up Christopher Golden's newest novel, Poison Ink, from a bookstore near you! Look for it in the Young Adult/Teen Fiction department.