Where do fiction authors get their ideas? This is a question I am often asked. Usually I respond by saying the ideas come from our subconscious minds. Very often, for me, the story line for a complete novel is there and once I sit down and start writing it all just flows onto the computer screen without me consciously having to decide what to write.
Other writers have the same experience.
So where do our subconscious minds get their material? It can only be from our life’s experiences.