Another question people ask is where I get my ideas. A lot of them just come to me, but there are some specific things I do to get inspired.
The first is something I have done since I started writing poetry in seventh grade. I love to be alone in a crowd. It gives me the opportunity to watch what people do, and how events unfold without actually being a part of them, which is exactly what a narrator does. Of course I do not know all the details of every situation I observe, but even seeing a small portion of one gives me a basis to create a story on.
Nature is another thing that inspires me. Its everlasting beauty provides so many magical settings for fantastical events to take place. A few trees can easily be turned into a forest where trolls or fauns roam freely. The countryside may contain an abandoned house where fairies or wizards reside. A lake can be the home of a mermaid, or the domain of an ice queen. There are so many possibilities, and nature does its best to provide them to the open mind.
Finally, I went to a classical music concert recently, and that is where the inspiration for my latest noval started. I never realized how powerful classical music was until it showed me a story. Since there were no words to tell me what the music is about, I had to make up a scenario myself. Classical music is so open to interpretation, and that is why it is so useful for inspiration.
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien