Where do your characters come from when you write?
I’ve heard people say they are inspired by people they know, or people they’ve met. Or historical figures.
I write from a less-intentional perspective, and I don’t know where characters come from. Sometimes I wake from a dream and think that it was a good story, so I write it down. My novel Virtual Silence started that way. I even included the dream in the manuscript.
Something will happen at work and I’ll think, “That was interesting, or funny, and it should go into a story of mine.” So I email it to myself.
I rarely sit down and think about what needs to happen next. It just comes when I’m calm (and caffeinated).
So this is why I’m curious, if you write at all, where do your characters or stories come from? What is your muse?