Kate Morgan, author of Five Fathers tells us how.
How I get my ideas for a story and why these ideas appeal.
I get my ideas for new stories from every facet of life—sometimes it’s a dream, sometimes an off-handed comment from a stranger, or sometimes it’s a pre-made cover that I just can’t resist!
My goal with my first release was to pick something taboo, something familiar, and put my own twist on it. I wanted something that would tantalize those scrolling through book after book on Amazon. What’s weirder than a romance novel about five mercenaries-for-hire going undercover as priests?! Even once I had the idea of writing about priests, it morphed and changed to the point where it’s virtually unrecognizable from my starting point.
I have so many other ideas in mind for my second release that the real trouble is narrowing them down! I really enjoy stories with themes—for example, teachers, stepbrothers, snowboarders, surfers, billionaires, etc—so I always try to look for something that I feel is a tad underdone, and then figure out how to put my own twist on it. I also have a huge group of author friends who help me work through my messy ideas and form them into polished stories. Without them, I don’t know what I’d do!